Impact of the US Departure from JCPOA on Iran-US Bilateral Relations & the Regional Crisis


Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Seyed Hossein MousavianSeyed Hossein Mousavian
Program on Science and Global Security (SGS), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Former Iranian Ambassador and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran

Discussant: Payam Mohseni, Director, Iran Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University

Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist at the Program on Science and Global Security. He is a former diplomat who served as Iran’s Ambassador to Germany (1990-1997), Head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council (1997-2005), Spokesman for Iran in its nuclear negotiations with the international community (2003-2005), Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (2005-2007), Vice President of the Center for Strategic Research for International Affairs (2005-2009), General Director of Foreign Ministry for West Europe (1987-1990), Chief of Parliament Administration (1984-1986) and the editor-in-chief of the English-language international newspaper Tehran Times (1980-1990). Mousavian earned a PhD in international relations from the University of Kent in the U.K.

His research focuses on exploring pathways for diplomacy between Iran and the United States and maintaining and building on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Mousavian is the author of The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012) and several other books on Iranian foreign policy. His latest book, Iran and the United States: An Insider’s view on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace was published by Bloomsbury Publishers in May 2014. For his latest articles, publications, interviews and lectures, please visit:

Co-sponsors: The Iran Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Contact: Liz Flanagan