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
    Research Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program, United States Studies Centre

    Brendan Thomas-Noone is a Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre where he works on national security and technology issues, US defence and foreign policy and Indo-Pacific security.

  • Dr Jennifer Hunt
    Dr Jennifer Hunt
    Lecturer, National Security College, Australian National University

    Jennifer S. Hunt is a Lecturer at the National Security College at ANU. She was previously a lecturer and research associate at the United States Studies Centre. Her research portfolio examines the interplay between defence, energy and economic issues, with a focus on the US and the Arab Gulf. She has published on energy security policy in the US and Australia, the geopolitics of energy markets, and economic and political transitions in the Arab Gulf.

  • 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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