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Iran and the Future of the Regional Security and Economic Landscape

Jul 21, 2015
9:00am to 12:00pm ET

NYU Washington, DC
Washington, DC


Iran and the Future of the
Regional Security and Economic Landscape

Featuring a keynote address by:

Jon Wolfsthal
Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the National Security Council

And panel discussions on:

Panel One: The Iran Nuclear Deal's Regional Impact

Dr. Suzanne Maloney
Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy
Brookings Institution
David Makovsky
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow and Director, 
Project on the Middle East Peace Process
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Melissa Dalton
Fellow and Chief of Staff of the International Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderator: Ilan Goldenberg
Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Panel Two: The Future of Iran Sanctions

Elizabeth Rosenberg
Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Colin McGinnis
Policy Director
U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Sean Thornton
Senior Counsel, Group Financial Security
BNP Paribas

Caroline Hurndall
Head of Middle East Team
British Embassy

Moderator: Zachary Goldman
Executive Director, Center on Law and Security
New York University School of Law and
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security

Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Guest registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street NW
Abramson Family Auditorium (B-1 Level)
Washington, DC 20005

About the Event
The international community is negotiating a deal with Iran on its nuclear program ahead of a June 30 deadline. Under a potential deal, Iran would put significant limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief from the international community. But the details and effects of any potential agreement are far from simple. Iran's regional rivals, who are core U.S. partners in the Middle East, are deeply concerned about how a deal will change regional power dynamics. There are also questions about economic competition, particularly in energy markets, in the aftermath of a nuclear deal. And there are many questions about how the United States and the European Union would be able re-impose their punishing economic sanctions in the event that Iran does not adhere to a deal. To address these questions, the Center for a New American Security and the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law convened a high level forum of Middle East and sanctions experts to discuss Iran and the future of regional security and economics.