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Iran Nuclear Deal
October 1, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Iran Nuclear Deal
The United States has had an uneasy relationship with Iran ever since the Iranian Revolution over 30 years ago. In the past two decades, the country has developed nuclear technology, which has many countries — including the U.S. — concerned that it could develop nuclear weapons.
After many months of difficult negotiations, an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was reached this year by Iran, the U.S., the European Union and other nations. The agreement, however, was met by opposition by the American Republican Party and several countries that neighbor Iran.
– How did we get here? Why is there so much mistrust between Iran and the U.S.?
– Who is for and who is against this agreement, and why?
– The agreement will lift sanctions on Iran in return for limiting its nuclear capabilities. What does all this mean for the Iranian people, and for the rest of the world?
Join us for a brief background presentation followed by Q&A and open discussion.
Speaker: Jim Walsh
Dr. Jim Walsh is an expert in international security and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program. Dr. Walsh’s research and writings focus on international security, and in particular, topics involving nuclear weapons and terrorism.
Dr. Walsh has testified before the United States Senate on the issue of nuclear terrorism and on Iran’s nuclear program. He is one of a handful of Americans who has traveled to both Iran and North Korea for talks with officials about nuclear issues.
His comments and analysis have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Economist, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and numerous other national and international media outlets (over 1000 TV appearances since 2001). He has many recent and upcoming writings, including, “Rivals, Adversaries, and Partners: Iran and Iraq in the Middle East” in Iran and Its Neighbors, Palgrave Macmillan (2015); “50 Years After Gilpatrick: Reflections on Nuclear Age,” in Reassessing the Global Nuclear Order – Past, Present, and Future (2015); [Contributor], Iran and Its Neighbors: Regional Implications for U.S. Policy of a Nuclear Agreement,The Iran Project (2014).