Who We Are

The International Convention for the Future of Iran (ICFI) is a bipartisan, non-governmental organization supporting the vast tapestry of Iranian diaspora and ethnic groups who aim to end the repression of the regime and bring true change to Iran. ICFI has no political stake in what form of representative and peaceful government the people of Iran ultimately may choose and it is not aligned with any political party or group.

Our Team

Mark D. Wallace

Chief Convener & Facilitator

Mark D. Wallace is an American businessman, former diplomat, and lawyer who has served in a variety of government, political and private sector posts. He served in several positions during the administration of President George W. Bush, including as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Representative for UN Management and Reform. In addition to serving as the Chief Convener and Facilitator of ICFI, Ambassador Wallace is CEO of United Against Nuclear Iran and the Counter Extremism Project, and a Senior Advisor to the Electrum Group LLC.

Dr. Hiva Feizi

Executive Director

Hiva Feizi is a public diplomacy and international affairs expert focused on Iran’s soft power and cultural diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa. For more than 10 years, she has used her experience in communications, public diplomacy and audience engagement to help executives, advocacy groups and government officials effectively counter Iran’s digital influence operations.

Prior to joining ICFI, Hiva served as Senior Iran Advisor at U.S. CENTCOM. She has also served as a doctoral fellow at the RAND Corporation and as a strategic communications consultant for various Iranian opposition groups.

Hiva holds a Master’s in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Policy from the University of South Florida, where she was also an Adjunct Instructor of International Relations. In addition to serving as ICFI’s Executive Director, she is currently writing a book on Iran’s soft power in Afghanistan with Palgrave Macmillan.

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