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Johns Hopkins SAIS experts available to discuss Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani’s death and U.S.-Iran tensions


The death of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and its fallout marks the latest escalation between the U.S. and Iran. As U.S.-Iranian tensions remain high, please follow the conversation via our Twitter account, @SAISHopkins, and our experts’ accounts included below: 

  • Narges Bajoghli (@nargesbajoghli), Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies
  • Hal Brands (@HalBrands), Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
  • John McLaughlin (@jmclaughlinSAIS), Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies
  • Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr), Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs
  • Sarah Parkinson (@se_parkinson), Aronson Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies
  • Daniel Serwer (@DanielSerwer), Director of Conflict Management and Director of American Foreign Policy
  • Sanam Vakil (@SanamVakil), James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies

To schedule an interview with any of these experts featured above or a Johns Hopkins SAIS expert not featured in this list, contact:
Jason Lucas
Communication Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
[email protected]
+1 (202) 663-5620
+1 (202) 422-2652
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.  
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020