As mentioned earlier today, on Tuesday night the National Archives Theater in Ottawa canceled a showing of the new documentary Iranium. The authorities had been under pressure from the Iranian embassy not to run the film, and some sort of threat was made against the theater the night it was to be shown.
Clare Lopez was scheduled to speak about Iran and Islamic extremism at the same event that included the showing of Iranium. Since she was unable to give her speech, that night the Free Thinking Film Society and Vlad Tepes arranged for her to discuss what happened and present some of her material on videotape. The result is below:
Clare M. Lopez is a Senior Fellow for the Center For Security Policy. Her expertise is in strategic policy and intelligence, with a focus on Middle East, homeland security, national defense, and counterterrorism issues. She is a former operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, and also served as Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee, a Washington D.C. think tank.
Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, “The Rise of the Iran Lobby”, and was a major contributor to CSP’s “Team B II” report.