The EastWest Institute was invited to attend the 9th session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference, held in Tehran, Iran on February 19-20, 2014. 

The invitation was conveyed in light of the institute’s work with members of parliament from around the globe, through its Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention (PNCP) that boasts some 150 members from 42 Muslim and Non-Muslim countries. The 9th session of the PUIC Conference provided an opportunity to strengthen ties with delegations from a variety of countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

EWI was represented at the event by Ambassador Beate Maeder-Metcalf, vice president for regional security, and Agnes Venema, the coordinator for PNCP.