Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fordham Law School, Bateman (2nd Floor)
150 West 62nd Street
When Iran's Foreign Minister Javed Zarif met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in September 2014 to begin nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 powers, it was the first high-level meeting between the two nations since the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979. The parties reached an agreement in April 2015, which was the milestone in Iran's relations with the West, and particularly with the United States. With the United States and Iranian presidential elections imminent, Professor Takhshid will discuss the state of the nuclear deal, its future, and its impact on the future of Iran-U.S. relations.
Mohammad Reza Takhshid has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, and currently is the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science and Professor of International Relations at the University of Tehran. He also served as the Assistant to the Dean of Research Affairs (1993-95); the Dean of Faculty of Law and Political Science (1995-2001); and the Chair of International Relations Department (2004-2007). He was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver (2001-2003), where he taught courses on Iran-U.S. Relations and International Politics of the Middle East. His areas of scholarly and research interests include Iranian contemporary politics, Iran-U.S. relations, and the Middle East. He has published numerous articles related to these topics.
Karen Greenberg, moderator, a noted expert on national security, terrorism, and civil liberties, is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law. She is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days. Her newest publication, Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, will be out in May.
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