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Iran nuclear agreement topic for UA panel discussion, JCRC lunch and learn

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona, together with the College of Science and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will present a free panel lecture, “The Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Containment or Catastrophe?” on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7-8 p.m. in Crowder Hall.

Three UA professors — Philip A. Pinto, Faten Ghosn and Asher Susser — will explain the scientific, diplomatic and regional complexities involved in the Iranian nuclear deal. Officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed in Vienna on July 14, approved unanimously by the U.N. Security Council on July 20 and currently being reviewed in Congress, the agreement initiates a new era in terms of Iran’s potential as a nuclear power, its relationship with the international community and especially its relations with its regional neighbors.

Philip A. Pinto
Philip A. Pinto

Pinto is a professor of astronomy and physics in the College of Science.

Faten Ghosn
Faten Ghosn

Ghosn is an associate professor of government and public policy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Asher Susser
Asher Susser

Susser is a professor of modern Israel studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The panel will be moderated by Joaquin Ruiz, dean of the College of Science, and J. Edward Wright, director of Judaic Studies.

For more information, call 626-5758. Susser will also present a lunch and learn, “Iran, the Arabs and Israel,” on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. For more information, contact Jane Scott at 577-9393 or [email protected]