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ENRICH-0654 – Curr Iss In-Person: Iran Nuclear Deal (ENRICH-0654_IRAN)

Iran: A New Agreement or a Nuclear-Armed State in the Middle East?

Negotiations between Iran and the UN Security Council's five permanent members (China, France, Russia, Britain, U.S.) and Germany, have extended well beyond anyone’s expectation when they began in the spring of 2021. Officials from Iran, Russia and Europe have spoken publicly on the progress, or lack thereof. The U.S. has been largely silent, keeping its positions within a tight circle of senior U.S. officials and the negotiating team. Israeli media and some officials have been harshly critical, while Arab governments remain skeptical of the Islamic Republic and U.S. intentions. Is an effective deal possible? Even with a newly adopted Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, how long should we expect Iran to hold back its nuclear project? And what does that mean for the future of nonproliferation and peace in the Middle East? What are the implications for U.S. foreign and national security policy, especially as it confronts the ongoing challenge from China, the increasing demands of the war in Ukraine and uncertainty and instability in Eastern Europe? Join Ambassador Gary Grappo, distinguished fellow at the Korbel School of International Studies, as he discusses the potential for a new instability in the Middle East in the face of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions and what it may mean for the U.S. and the region’s interests.

Two in-person sessions
Tue., Nov. 1, 8, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Gary Grappo is a distinguished fellow at The Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Ambassador Grappo has nearly 40 years of diplomatic and public policy experience. His career with the U.S. State Department included service in Jerusalem, Baghdad, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 34Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $95


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Tuesday1st November 20228th November 202206:30PM - 08:30PMSie ComplexGary Grappo