7 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

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 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.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Consequences of the U.S. Withdrawal from the JCPOA

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

Belfer Building - Starr Auditorium, 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.

President Obama Speaks at a Press Conference with Heads of State of GCC countries at Camp David, May 2015

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Iran and the Arab World after the Nuclear Deal

Wed., Sep. 23, 2015 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

A panel discussion on the impact of the Iran nuclear deal on the Arab world with Hussein Kalout, Associate Fellow at Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Research Affiliate at the Belfer Center’s Iran ProjectIbrahim Fraihat, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings Doha Center; and Abdulwahab Al-Qassab, Associate Research Fellow, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Iranian Presdent Hassan Rouhani pose for cameras before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Regional Responses to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed., Sep. 16, 2015 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

A panel discussion with Robert M. Danin, MEI Senior Fellow and Senior Fellow, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Gonul Tol, Founding Director, Center for Turkish Studies, Middle East Institute; and Nasser Hadian, Professor of Political Science, University of Tehran.

Secretary of State Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, and other diplomats from the P5+1 announce the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program.

U.S. State Dept.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Edge of Success? The Iranian Nuclear Negotiations and the Future Regional Order

Fri., Apr. 10, 2015 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Taubman Building - Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor

The news released April 2nd about a framework agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 heralds an important success in the diplomatic process to prevent Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon. However, many questions about the deal's parameters, implementation and effects. This seminar will explore these questions and others relating to the announcement of the framework agreement.

This seminar will be open to Harvard students, staff, and faculty only, and will require an RSVP.

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

And Then What? Imagining the Middle East if Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Fail

Wed., Feb. 4, 2015 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

As nuclear negotiations with Iran go into their second year, and the US congress considers a new sanctions bill, the chances of reaching a comprehensive settlement are highly uncertain. The number of regional and global actors with stakes in Iran’s nuclear trajectory means that a failure of negotiations would have far-reaching consequences. Different scenarios leading to the breakdown of talks could produce distinct pathways for the aftermath of diplomatic failure. In particular, whether or not negotiations end with the P5+1 united or divided will affect the prospects of further multilateral sanctions, as well as the behavior of Iran and its regional rivals.  The panel will examine these scenarios, and consider the consequences of a collapse of the negotiations for Iran’s nuclear policy, for regional politics and security, and for relations among the P5+1.