US-Iran Relations in the Trump Era – Dr. Suzanne Maloney

US Role in a Changing World Series:
US-Iran Relations in the Trump Era – Dr. Suzanne Maloney
Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution

Nearly four decades have passed since the Iranian revolution and the breach in the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Tehran. The establishment of Iran’s Islamic Republic dramatically transformed its internal politics, economy, and society, and its impact reconfigured the geostrategic balance in the Middle East. The Iran nuclear deal, concluded in 2015, seemed to deescalate that crisis and yet, two years later, tensions between the United States and Iran remain high. Dr. Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, will explore what is driving the escalating frictions between Washington and Tehran, what it might mean for regional and international security if the Trump administration scuttles the nuclear agreement, and the prospects for overcoming the antagonism between the two countries.

Dr. Maloney’s books include Iran’s Long Reach (US Institute of Peace, 2008) and Iran’s Political Economy since the Revolution (Cambridge U Press, 2015).

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q&A

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only