The Iran Project seeks to improve official contacts between the United States and Iranian governments. The Iran Project was started in 2002 by the United Nations Association of the USA and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and became an independent project under the auspices of the non-profit organization Foundation for a Civil Society in 2009. For nearly a decade The Iran Project’s methodology has aimed to reduce misunderstandings between Iran and the U.S. by establishing ongoing informal dialogues with Iranian counterparts, and to inform senior U.S. Government officials and members of Congress on the content of our talks. The Iran project has three main objectives: to promote an official U.S.-Iran dialogue, to develop a peaceful resolution to the nuclear standoff, and to encourage greater cooperation between the U.S. and Iran for greater regional stability. The Iran Project has also published numerous articles, op-eds, and maintained regular contact with journalists and columnists in major media outlets across the country on issues pertaining to Iran. During the past decade the core members of The Iran Project have been Stephen Heintz, William Luers, William Miller, Thomas Pickering, Jim Walsh, and Frank Wisner.