The Iran Deal- Why JPCOA still makes sense for America?

Nuclear Policy Talks
Please  join the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs' Middle East Policy Forum and Institute for International Science and Technology Policy for a discussion on:
The Iran Deal: Why JPCOA still makes sense for America?
 with Thomas M. Countryman and Newell Highsmith
Countryman and Highsmith will discuss the toughest issues in the negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action and the logic of its structure.  While not nearly a solution for all of the challenges posed by the Iranian regime, has it effectively ended any imminent threat of Iran developing a nuclear weapon?  They will focus on the policy challenges the US would immediately face if the Administration sought to terminate or renegotiate the agreement.
Thomas Countryman retired from the Foreign Service in January.  His 35 year career culminated in a five-year tour as Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation.  His substantive experience is concentrated in the Balkans, the Middle East, multilateral diplomacy, and nonproliferation and arms control. 
Newell Highsmith retired after 30 years at the State Department, most recently as a Deputy Legal Adviser. His career focus was on nonproliferation and arms control, including as Legal Adviser on the delegations that negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea.


The George Washington University - Lindner

Commons, 6th Floor of the Elliott School

1957 E St, NW, Washington, DC
Lunch will be provided
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12-1:15 pm
This event is part of the Nuclear Policy Talks series