A discussion with

R. Nicholas Burns
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Moderated by

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Earlier this year, the P5+1 put forward a confidence building proposal to Iran with respect to its nuclear program but with the presidential elections looming in Iran in the spring, they didn’t receive a response. Now, with President Rouhani settled into his new role and with his new nuclear team in place, the nuclear talks are set to resume in Geneva in mid-October. Does the phone call between Presidents Obama and Rouhani signal a shift in relations?

Please join R. Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Atlantic Council board director, and Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, to discuss the outcome from this meeting of senior negotiators in Geneva.

This conference call is part of a larger series of Atlantic Council members’ programming, which seeks to provide members the opportunity to dialogue directly with policy experts on the most relevant topics of the day.

The Iran Task Force is a project of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, and is supported generously by a grant from the Ploughshares Fund.

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