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Iran Deal: An Assessment

Iran Deal: An Assessment

Friday 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Montague Room, Senate House
13 November 2015

The Joint Comprehensive Agreement, or Iran Nuclear Deal, was created in July but only came into effect in October this year. The SOAS Policy Forum has convened experts to offer their assessments on how successful this agreement has been, and what are the implications for the future.


Timothy Stafford
Research Analyst, Royal United Services Institute
Timothy Stafford is a Research Analyst at RUSI, contributing research and project support to the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy team. He also acts as coordinator for the UK Project on Nuclear Issues. His research interests include deterrence issues, international alliance dynamics, and US foreign policy. Timothy previously worked in the House of Commons as research assistant to the chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. He holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University in Washington D.C, and a BA in History and Politics from St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

Dr Hasan Hakimian
Director, London Middle East Institute
Hassan Hakimian is the Director of the London Middle East Institute and MBI Al Jaber Reader in Economics with reference to the Middle East. His research is focused on the Middle East and covers human resources and demographic change, labour markets and employment policy, and globalisation and economic integration. Previously, he was an Associate Dean at Cass Business School, City University, where he led international business education programmes in China (Shanghai) and the Middle East (Dubai). During a ten-year period between 1993 and 2002, Hassan was at the SOAS Department of Economics where he directed an award-winning postgraduate international distance learning programme, and taught various courses including Applied Economic Development of the Middle East. He has published in various academic journals and acted as consultant to international development agencies, including being the series editor for the ‘Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa’.


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