Professor Jett to give series of public talks on Iran nuclear deal, Trump administration

SIA Professor and former U.S. ambassador Dennis Jett

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Coming on the heels of the release of his new book “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Bombs, Bureaucrats, and Billionaires,” Penn State professor of international affairs and former U.S. Ambassador Dennis Jett will deliver a series of public addresses across Pennsylvania over the coming months on the importance and implications of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Jett – who served as the U.S. ambassador to Mozambique and Peru over the course of a 28-year-long career in the U.S. Foreign Service – has been invited to speak at Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, the City of Asylum bookstore, and Penn State Schreyer Honors College due to his extensive experience in international diplomacy and his academic expertise on the Iran nuclear deal. His book on the subject is the first comprehensive study of the negotiations surrounding the landmark deal, offering an overview and analysis of how the deal was negotiated, the response by the international community, and how the agreement continues to influence global affairs.

“The Iran nuclear deal was a flashpoint in international politics, with countless actors attempting to influence the outcome of the negotiations for a wide array of conflicting motivations,” Jett said. “This critically important, and often misunderstood, agreement exerts a great deal of influence both regionally and globally, and to be invited to speak on the subject by such distinguished organizations is an honor and a pleasure.”

In addition to his slate of talks on the nuclear agreement, Jett has also been invited to discuss “The Waning of Pax Americana” as part of the Great Decisions series hosted by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, as well as the relationship between the Trump administration and the U.N. at the Centre County United Nations Association.

Each of the Jett’s talks are open to the public, but prior registration may be required. Additional details are below.

Event details:

The Iran Nuclear Deal and What It Says About How Foreign Policy is Made
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Hall 3, Rockwell Hall
4:30 p.m., January 25

The Waning of Pax Americana
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, 100 N 19th St, Camp Hill, PA
1:00—2:30 p.m., February 5

“The Iran Nuclear Deal”
Schreyer Honor College
Atherton Hall, C-009, University Park, PA
6:00 p.m., February 12

The Iran Nuclear Deal
City of Asylum
40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
8:00—10:00 p.m., February 15

“The Iran Nuclear Deal”
University of Pittsburgh Global Affairs Club and Islamic Studies Center
Location TBD
6:00 p.m., February 22

“The Trump Administration and the United Nations”
Centre County United Nations Association
Location TBD
6:00 p.m., March 13