5 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.

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.