Guest Lecture by Dr. Fazan Sabet

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 18.00 – 19.00

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Farzan Sabet on Global Fission: The Iranian Nuclear Program, U.S. Policy, and Contestation of the Non-Proliferation Regime in the 1970s.

During this period Iran transitioned from a client (and later partner) state of the United States to an antagonist on a range of issues (including the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons) due to changes within Iran and to the international system. For these reasons, there is greater continuity between pre- and post-revolution Iran (particularly in nuclear policy in the 1970s) than scholars have previously acknowledged. Iran was a nation in transition between a Cold War client of the hegemon and a leader of the global South.

Dr. Farzan Sabet is a global historian and postdoctoral fellow at the Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, working on the European Research Council funded project “Bombs, Banks and Sanctions: A Sociology of the Transnational Legal Field of Nuclear Nonproliferation”. He studies the intersection of global regimes, Middle East politics, and U.S. foreign policy through the lenses of history, IR, sociology, and law. Dr. Sabet has a Ph.D in International History from The Institute and was previously a Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government, Georgetown University. His commentary on Middle East politics and U.S. foreign policy has been featured in The Washington Post, War on the Rocks, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, among other outlets.

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