30 Events

Signatures on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) document.

Public Domain

Seminar - Open to the Public

Iran's Nuclear Decision-Making: Historical Trends and the Role of U.S. Policy

Thu., May 17, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:30am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

Speaker: Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, Research Fellow with the Iran Project and Project on Managing the Atom

During this seminar, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh will examine historical trends in Iran's nuclear-decision making and discuss the role of U.S. foreign policy in shaping such decision-making.  This event comes on the heels of President Trump's May 8th decision to have the United States cease fulfilling its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or "Iran nuclear deal," reached between the P5+1, EU and Iran in 2015. The event will be off-the-record.
 

President Donald Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Consequences of the U.S. Withdrawal from the JCPOA

Wed., May 16, 2018 | 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Floor 2.5

With President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement (JCPOA), the future of the deal is under serious question. Please join the Iran Project and The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) for an expert-level roundtable analyzing the ramifications of this decision and the how leading international and regional players will react to these latest developments.

Conference - Open to the Public

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School

Sat., Apr. 14, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 15, 2018

Center for Government and International Studies - Tsai Auditorium, Room S-010

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world.

For speaker and schedule information, visit event website.

President Trump and Rouhani

Tasnim News

Seminar - Open to the Public

The View from Tehran: Trump, the JCPOA, and Iranian Policy Debates

Mon., Apr. 2, 2018 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

As the Iranian nuclear deal appears to be increasingly at risk in the current political climate, Hassan Ahmadian will discuss recent perceptions and conversations in Iran regarding the Trump administration, Iranian policymaking objectives, and the future of the Iranian nuclear agreement (JCPOA). How will Iran react to increasing pressure and brinksmanship? What are Iran's strategies moving ahead?

Trilateral economic meeting in Tehran between Iran, Turkey, and Qatar

Tasnim

Seminar - Open to the Public

Has Rouhani’s Promised Economic Revival Stalled? The Iranian Protests and Limits of the JCPOA

Wed., Mar. 7, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:15am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Land Hall, Belfer Building, 4th Floor

Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech and Associate at Belfer Center's Iran Project Djavad Salehi-Isfahani will discuss the economic performance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the context of ongoing international uncertainty regarding the Iran nuclear deal, as well as the recent domestic protests in Iran. Discussion will be moderated by Payam Mohseni, Iran Project Director.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran. The sign above the entrance reads: "Neither East nor West"

Tasnim News

Seminar - Open to the Public

Iran in 2018: Between Regional Hegemony and Domestic Unrest

Thu., Jan. 25, 2018 | 4:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon, Room K262

In an increasingly volatile Middle East, Iran in 2018 will continue to be at the center of regional developments--and at the top of headlines. The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and the victory of Assad in Syria is a strategic win for Iran and its allies and as post-war reconstruction gets underway in these countries, Iran will play a crucial role in governance, economic, and security issues. On the other hand, domestically Iran was embroiled with recent protests over the economy. What does 2018 hold for Iran? Will Iran continue its foreign policies or roll back its regional role due to domestic and international pressures? In light of the Trump administration’s increasingly confrontational rhetoric on Iran, Iranian responses and its domestic and foreign politics are again in the international spotlight and require careful consideration. Join Payam Mohseni, the Iran Project Director at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in this timely discussion. Co-sponsored by Harvard's WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar. 

In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 file photo, released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dalati Nohra/AP

Seminar - Open to the Public

Geopolitics of the Gulf: Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Middle East

Tue., Nov. 21, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye B, 5th Floor

A panel discussion with Dr. Hala Aldosari, Robert G. James Scholar Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute; Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, Joint Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Iran Project and Project on Managing the Atom; Jeffrey G. Karam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's International Security Program; and Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School.

This event is presented jointly by the Middle East Initiative, the Iran Project, and the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shake hands

Courtesy of US State Department

Seminar - Open to the Public

Where is U.S. Policy Towards Iran Headed?

Thu., Oct. 19, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

During this Iran Project seminar, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a joint research fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center's Iran Project and Project on Managing the Atom and former Director for Iran on the National Security Council at the White House, will explore the future trajectory of U.S. policy towards Iran. This talk will take place following the Trump administration's expected decision to de-certify the Iran nuclear deal to the U.S. Congress and roll-out its comprehensive Iran strategy. The event will be moderated by Iran Project Director Payam Mohseni.

Iran shows off medium and long range missiles.

Khamenei.ir

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Future of Iranian Power in the Middle East

Fri., Sep. 15, 2017 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye B, 5th Floor

The Iran Project is pleased to host J. Matthew McInnis, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, for a conversation on Iran's strategic outlook in the Middle East. Given Iran's increasingly influential role in creating new realities on the ground, current geopolitical rivalries will be discussed along with how Iran is influencing various major areas of conflict in the region. The event will be moderated by Iran Project Director Payam Mohseni.

Inauguration of Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran, August 2013

Tasnim News

Special Series - Open to the Public

Will Rouhani Win? The Economy and the Upcoming Presidential Elections in Iran

Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Land Hall, Belfer Building, 4th Floor

The Iran Project is pleased to host the International Iranian Economic Association for a panel discussion on the future of the nuclear deal, its impact on the lives of average Iranians and the business scene in Iran, successes and failures of the Rouhani administration in responding to long term challenges in the water and energy sectors, and how these factors affect Rouhani’s chances for re-election.