One year after the implementation of the nuclear agreement, relations between the United States and Iran remain deeply complicated, framed by decades of mistrust. Challenges and opportunities abound, shaped by domestic and international concerns. The next American president will inherit the U.S.-Iranian relationship at a critical juncture. The decisions he or she makes may shape the Middle East for decades to come.
Featured speaker Vali Nasr is the dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a current member of the State Department’s Policy Board and a former special advisor to the president’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. His most recent books are “The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat” and “The Shia Revival,” reissued in August 2016.
On Sept. 15, Nasr discussed the future of U.S.-Iran relations and considerations for the next U.S. presidential administration.
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Vali Nasr, Ph.D., is the dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a Middle East scholar, author, foreign policy advisor and a commentator on international relations. Nasr is a contributing writer for The New York Times and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Before joining SAIS, Nasr taught international politics at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. From 2009 to 2011, he was a special advisor to the president's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has been a Carnegie Scholar, a senior fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has authored several books on the Middle East, most recently “The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat” and “The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future.” He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
5:30 pm – Reception
6:30 pm – Presentation