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Roundtable planned on Iran's nuclear crisis, March 30

A roundtable discussion on the Iranian nuclear crisis is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Titled "Iran, Its Nuclear Capabilities and the Region," the event is sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Participants will include:

  • Ali Ansari, reader in the School for Modern History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
  • Johannes Reissner, head of the Department for Near East and Africa at the German Institute for International Politics and Security in Berlin.
  • Frank von Hippel, professor of public and international affairs and co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security in the Woodrow Wilson School.
  • Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, director of the Liechtenstein Institute.

The roundtable, which is open to the public, is part of a larger Liechtenstein Institute colloquium continuing on Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1. The Friday and Saturday sessions are closed to the public. These sessions will feature the participation of high-level diplomats and practitioners currently dealing with the ongoing crisis, as well as academics and experts familiar with nuclear proliferation, Iran, the region and related policy issues.

The colloquium will examine three key facets of the current crisis: Iran's nuclear aspirations, based on its perception of external threats as well as in relation to the internal politics of the country; Iran's interstate relations and the role it occupies within the Middle East and Central Asia; and Iran's and the wider region's relations with the West.

For more information, contact Natasha Gopaul.

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