Middle East Studies

Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal

Monday, September 14, 2015

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. Providence, RI 02906 + Google Map

Amid intense political activity, Congress will consider the nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – JCPOA) negotiated among the P5+1 and Iran to restrict Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. Characterized by increasingly polarized rhetoric, the Iran deal has been among the most contentious contemporary foreign policy issues. To explore the politics and science behind the proposed JCPOA, the Watson Institute will host a panel discussion, Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Leon Cooper, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Science, Director of Brain and Neural Systems Derek Stein, Associate Professor of Physics and Engineering Thomas M. Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, US Naval War College Nicholas Miller, Frank Stanton Assistant Professor of Nuclear Security and Policy, Political Science and International Studies Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute

Moderated by Richard Boucher, Ambassador in Residence, Watson Institute