DACOR: The Battle Over the Iran Nuclear Deal and What It Says About How Foreign Policy Is Made Today
This talk will focus on attempts by groups outside of government to influence the outcome of the negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal. It will also describe the implications of those efforts and other factors affecting how foreign policy is made today. And it will consider the future prospects of the agreement. Ambassador Dennis Jett is a founding faculty member and professor of international affairs of the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University. A former career diplomat, he served in a wide range of positions including as Ambassador to Peru and Mozambique, Senior Director for African Affairs on the National Security Council, Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affairs in Malawi and Liberia, and in Argentina and Israel. From 2000-2008 he was Dean of the International Center and on the faculty of the Political Science Department at he University of Florida. He is the author of four books; his most recent is The Iran Nuclear Deal - Bombs, Bureaucrats and Billionaires. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.