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Sept. 16: Understanding the Iran nuclear deal

Negotiators on the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal

UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and UCLA Center for Middle East Development will present a panel discussion surrounding the Iran nuclear deal 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, at UCLA’s Bunche Hall (Room 1209B).

The panel discussion with feature Asli Bâli, professor of law at UCLA; Albert Carnesale, chancellor emeritus of UCLA; and Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and senior political scientist of RAND Corporation. Steven Spiegel, director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and professor of political science at UCLA, will serve as moderator of the discussion.

Bâli teaches public international law, international human rights and a seminar on the laws of war at UCLA’s School of Law. Her research concentrates on public international law generally, particularly in the intersection of international law and international relations, as well as issues of non-proliferation, human rights and humanitarian law. Her keen interest in the comparative law of the Middle East culminates in her most recent publication “Negotiating Non-Proliferation: International Law and Delegation in the Iranian Nuclear Crisis.”

An emeritus professor of public policy and mechanical and aeronautical engineering, Carnesale will apply his expertise on the matter. Although he no longer teaches, he continues to conduct research on public policy issues related to scientific and technological dimensions. He has authored six books and more than 100 articles on a wide range of subjects, including national security strategy, arms control, nuclear proliferation, domestic and international energy issues, and higher education.

Kaye often writes about Middle East regional security issues and has been featured in journals like Survival, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Quarterly, Foreign Policy and Middle East Policy. She is the author of “Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia” and “Beyond the Handshake: Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process.”

Spiegel has produced ideas that promote Middle East regional security and cooperation and has published extensively on the subject. He has co-authored “The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace from 1989-2011.” He has also served as co-author for the sixth edition of a major international relations textbook, “World Politics in a New Era.” 

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP, visit UCLA Burkle Center

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