Implementing the Iran Nuclear Deal: What’s Next?

December 17, 2015 - 8:30 am

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC

The Atlantic Council and The Iran Project invite you to a symposium on implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the historic agreement reached with Iran by the United States and other world powers earlier this year.
The conference will examine how the implementation of this accord will impact the future of Iran’s nuclear program; the ways in which the lifting of sanctions will affect Iran’s economy and the US approach to implementation; and how implementation will impact US and Iranian bilateral and regional relations. The Conference will seek to develop a bipartisan approach to verification and the incentive dimensions of the implementation phase. 
DATE:                Thursday, December 17, 2015

TIME:                  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
A light breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. and a buffet lunch will start at 12:45 p.m. 

LOCATION:        Atlantic Council
1030 15th St NW, 12th floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC 20005

The sessions will be on the record and open to press coverage. Each session will have a Q&A component. 
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Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
8:30 a.m.
Mr. Frederick KempePresident and CEO, Atlantic Council
The Hon. William Luers,  Director, The Iran Project

Keynote Morning Address
8:40 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Mr. Adam SzubinActing Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, US Department of Treasury
Introduced by The Hon. Stuart EizenstatChairman, Iran Task Force, Atlantic Council

Panel I: United States’ Sanctions Obligations
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Kenneth Katzman, Specialist, Middle East Affairs, Congressional Research Service
Ms. Elizabeth RosenbergSenior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Ms. Nadereh ChamlouFormer Senior Advisor to the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank
Mr. Adam SmithOf Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Moderated by The Hon. Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates
Introduced by Nicholas F. Coward, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Panel II: Iran’s Nuclear Obligations
11:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Amb. Seyed Hossein MousavianResearch Scholar, Princeton University
Dr. Jim WalshResearch Associate,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program
Mr. David AlbrightPresident, Institute for Science and International Security
Ms. Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association
Moderated by Ms. Barbara SlavinSenior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council 

12:45 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon Address
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Hon. Stephen Mull, Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, US Department of State
Introduced by The Hon. Thomas Pickering, Former US Ambassador and Undersecretary of State
Panel III: Looking Ahead to the Politics of Implementation
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
H.E. Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States
Dr. Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group
The Hon. Frank Wisner, Former US Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, Philippines, and India
Ms. Suzanne DiMaggio, Director, The US-Iran Initiative, New America Foundation
Moderated by The Hon. William Luers,  Director, The Iran Project