UC Will Host Panel Discussion on Nuclear Diplomacy, Domestic Politics Sept. 10

The University of Cincinnati will host a panel discussion titled "Nuclear Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Iranian Agreement in the Balance" on Sept. 10. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Braunstein Hall, Room 300, and light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsors include the Departments of Political Science and Judaic Studies and Cincinnati Hillel.


Panelists will explore the question, "What does the Iran nuclear agreement mean for the United States, Iran, Israel and the world?" Join UC experts as they discuss the serious implications of the agreement for international security. The panel will include:

  • Richard J. Harknett, professor and head of the Department of Political Science and author of "The Absolute Weapon Revisited: Nuclear Arms and the Emerging International Order," will serve as moderator and provide the context of the challenges and opportunities associated with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Dinshaw Mistry, professor of political science and author of "The US-India Nuclear Agreement: Diplomacy and Domestic Politics," will offer an overview of Iran’s program in the context of global nuclear proliferation, the diplomacy behind the deal and an outline of the present agreement.

  • Brendan Green, assistant professor of political science and current Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at M.I.T., is the author of articles on nuclear strategy and American national security affairs and will comment on the agreement and strategic alternatives for nuclear proliferation.

  • Ethan Katz, assistant professor of history and author of "The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France," will present on the 35 years of rationale, strategic nature of Iranian choices vis-a-vis Israel and America into which the current moment fits.

  • Michal Raucher is assistant professor of Israel and modern Jewish thought in the Department of Judaic Studies and former Fulbright Fellow. Her research on contemporary Israeli society focuses on gender, politics, and religion and she will comment on the contemporary Israeli debate over the Iran deal.  

For more information, contact the Department of Political Science at 513-556-3300.