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Iran and the US— A Critical Juncture: Fireside chat with Ariane Tabatabai

October 20, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Johns Hopkins SAIS' Rethinking Iran for a moderated conversation between Ariane Tabatabai and Vali Nasr on the future of U.S.-Iran relations ahead of the November election.


Ariane M. Tabatabai is the Middle East Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and an adjunct senior research scholar at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).


Vali Nasr is the Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


The last four years have put an unparalleled strain on the already tenuous relations between Washington and Tehran. The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, hardening U.S. sanctions on Iran, and the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassim Soleimani by the United States in January 2020, have made it hard to envision whether and how the growing tensions of this era will dissipate.


This event is part of Rethinking Iran - Johns Hopkins SAIS' ongoing programming on the theme of “Iran and the US: A Critical Juncture,” which will include fireside chats, policy forums, and roundtable discussions. Learn more about our upcoming programing here.

Location: Online SAIS Event