The unravelling of the Iran Deal: Where to now?



23 August 2018


USSC Boardroom


Public forum



The United States Studies Centre and Young Australians in International Affairs were honoured to host an expert panel discussion on the ramifications of leaving the Iran nuclear deal.

How does the US withdrawal from the deal impact Iran and the United States' European counterparts? How will President Trump’s decision – in addition to re-imposing sanctions on Iran – affect the relationships fostered between the states involved? What will Iran do now?

These questions and many more were tackled, followed by an opportunity for those present to engage in conversation with the assembled experts.


  • Dr Sarah Graham
    Dr Sarah Graham

    Dr Sarah Ellen Graham was previously a lecturer in US foreign policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She has also been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for International Studies.

  • Brendan Thomas-Noone
    Brendan Thomas-Noone

    Brendan was formerly a Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre.

  • Dr Jennifer Hunt
    Dr Jennifer Hunt
    Lecturer in Security Studies, Macquarie University

    Dr Jennifer S. Hunt is a lecturer in security studies at Macquarie University. She was formerly a Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre. Dr Hunt has published on comparative national security policy of cyber and energy issues in the United States, Australia and the Arab Gulf. She has served as a delegate at the Shangri-la Security Dialogue and attended the World Economic Forum at Abu Dhabi.

  • Dr Omid  Tofighian
    Dr Omid Tofighian
    Honorary Research Associate, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney

    Dr Omid Tofighian is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.

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