#Med2021 - Agenda

Virtual Panels

6
May
2021

Engaging Iran. European and transatlantic perspectives on the JCPOA and security in the Gulf

 

This event is part of the Rome MED 2021 initiatives and is held, in partnership with the European University Institute, on the occasion of the State of the Union 2021.

 


As talks have resumed in Vienna between Iran and the world powers, the revival of the JCPOA may open a new chapter for a newfound transatlantic cooperation engaging Iran. While the sequencing of a US and Iranian full return to the agreement remains subject for discussion, the EU could play a role in helping disentangle the nuclear dossier and the regional security one.

This webinar brings together a European, a US and an Iranian perspective on the prospects for reviving the JCPOA and for engaging Iran on a broader discussion on security in the Gulf region.


Introductory Remarks

Luigi Narbone, Director, Middle East Directions Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; Professor and Coordinator, Peace and Security cluster, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

Paolo Magri, Executive Vice-President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Opening Remarks

Marina Sereni, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Panel Discussion

Sayed Kazem Sajjadpour, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran; President, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)

Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council, USA

Joost Hiltermann, MENA Program Director, International Crisis Group

Chair

Luigi Narbone, Director, Middle East Directions Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; Professor and Coordinator, Peace and Security cluster, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute