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Iran's U.N. ambassador addresses nuclear issue, Oct. 17

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, will discuss "Iran, the West and the Nuclear Issue" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Zarif has served as Iran's U.N. ambassador since August 2002. Prior to that appointment, he spent 10 years as the country's deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs. He also has held a variety of senior positions in the Iranian Foreign Ministry and several international organizations.

Zarif has written extensively on disarmament, human rights, international law and regional conflicts. In addition to his diplomatic responsibilities, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Tehran, where he has taught courses on human rights, international law and multilateral diplomacy.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as part of its "Ambassador's Forum" series.

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