The World Affairs Council of Orange County will host a symposium April 2 addressing the two-decade standstill on diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran.
Panel members will discuss whether U.S. and Iranian officials should resume a dialogue that ended in 1979 with the hostage crisis. Both sides of the debate will be addressed equally, and the World Affairs Council will not take sides.
"The council is not advocating anything. It is totally neutral," said Sir Eldon Griffiths, president.
Featured guests will include Hadi Nejad Hosseinian, Iran's United Nations representative. University instructors, a former U.S. hostage, past ambassadors and corporate leaders are among the other panelists.
The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott hotel, 700 W. Convention Way. Admission is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.
Information: (714) 363-0735.