Topic of the next “Talking Foreign Policy” program: The Iran nuclear accord

News Release: Monday, August 31, 2015

CLEVELAND—The next one-hour broadcast of Talking Foreign Policy occurs at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Case Western Reserve University School of Law Dean Michael Scharf and the program’s panelists consider the Obama Administration’s nuclear accord with Iran. Congress is expected to debate it soon.

Scharf describes the negotiated Iran nuclear accord topic as complex, timely and important. The program considers the accord’s rationale, potential benefits and risks. There has been substantial opposition to this agreement in Congress.

The deal potentially provides Iran with relief from economic sanctions in exchange for 15 years of strict international controls on its nuclear program. In Congress, a vote is expected on a resolution disapproving the deal. It will be an uphill battle for Republicans to achieve the two-thirds majority necessary to override a presidential veto.

Scharf, director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, created and hosts Talking Foreign Policy, a program produced by Case Western Reserve University and Public Broadcasting Service station WCPN ideastream, FM 90.3.

Joining Scharf in the discussion are Professor Milena Sterio, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she is associate dean; CWRU Law School Associate Professor of Law Avidan Cover, who directs the school's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy; Paul Williams, president of the Public International Law and Policy Group in Washington, D.C., and military issues and international law expert Professor Michael Newton, from Vanderbilt Law School.

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