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Iran After the Nuclear Agreement: Love and Hate Toward the Global Economy

November 14, 2016

The ministers of foreign affairs and other officials from the P5+1 countries, the European Union and Iran while announcing the framework of a Comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme; Photo by United States Department of State

In July 2015, most Iranians received the signing of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers with jubilation.  But a year and a half later they are divided over its benefits and many are ambivalent about the value of engaging with the global economy.

Popular perceptions about globalization are important for President Rouhani’s re-election chance, prospects for political moderation and economic growth in Iran, and the fate of the nuclear agreement itself.

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 1 for a talk by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Professor of Economics, Virginia Tech; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and editor of the Middle East Development Journal. 

In this talk Professor Djavad Salehi-Isfahani will trace political divisions over globalization to Iran’s particular mode of interaction with the global economy, exchanging oil for imports, and discuss how economic policy can lessen these divisions and help move the country forward.

Where: Thomson Hall (THO) room 101 

When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, 7 – 8:30 p.m

About the speaker: 

Djavad Salehi‐Isfahani received in Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1977–1984) before joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, where he is currently Professor of Economics. He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Global Economy and Development, the Brookings Institution, and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Cairo.

Professor Djavad Salehi‐Isfahani

Professor Djavad Salehi‐Isfahani

The event is sponsored by the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. For details contact:

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