Ambassador Mousavian, Iran's Former Lead Nuclear Negotiator, to Present "Iran’s Nuclear Crisis and the Way Out," February 24
Location:Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Audience:Open to the Public
Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Iran's former lead nuclear negotiator, and a visiting research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School's Program on Science and Global Security, will deliver a public talk titled, "Iran's Nuclear Crisis and the Way Out," at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.*
Mousavian served as spokesman for Iran’s team in nuclear negotiations with the EU and the International Atomic Energy Agency from 2003-2005.
From 1980 to 1990 he was Editor-in-Chief of Iran’s daily newspaper Tehran Times. During the 1980s Mousavian held a number of government positions in Iran that included Vice President of the Islamic Propagation Organization (1981-1983); Chairman of the Parliament Administration Organization (1983-1986); and head and subsequently Director General of the West Europe department of the Foreign Ministry (1986-1989). He served as Ambassador of Iran to Germany from 1990-1997 and later as head of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) of Iran.
Ambassador Mousavian received a Master’s degree from the University of Tehran in 1998 and a PhD from the University of Kent in the UK in international relations in 2002.
From 2005 to 2007 he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and Vice President of the Center for Strategic Research and in numerous capacities for the Expediency Discernment Council’s Center for Strategic Research (CSR) from 2005-2008. During this period he was Editor-in-Chief or a member of the Editorial Board for numerous CSR publications, including the Journal of Human Rights Studies, Journal of International Security and Terrorism, Rahbord (Strategy) Magazine, and Journal of Disarmament.
In April 2007, he was arrested and charged with actions against Iran’s national security interests. He was cleared on charges of espionage and revealing secret documents to Western officials but given a two-year suspended jail sentence and barred for five years from serving in Iran’s diplomatic corps because of his opposition to the nuclear and foreign policy of the Ahmadinejad Administration.
*Please note that no backpacks, cameras or umbrellas will be allowed in the auditorium. Preferential seating for Dodds Auditorium will initially be given to PU ID holders only. Additional seating will be available in Bowl 016 on the lower level of Robertson Hall.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and External Affairs, the Program on Science and Global Security and the Center for International Security Studies. To receive notification about all our events, please sign up for our events e-newsletter