Iran and the Nuclear Standoff
February 15, 2009
Iran has announced that it will resume nuclear activities and severely limit inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency. University of Minnesota experts are available to talk about Iran and the implications of its actions for the region and the world:
Michael Barnett, Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Minnesota
Barnett can comment on recent developments and Iran’s referral to the U.N. Security Council. He is an expert on international relations, international organizations, the United Nations, and the politics of the Middle East. Barnett is an award-winning writer, and his scholarly writings have appeared in major professional journals. He was also a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the U.S. mission to the United Nations.
Ronald Krebs, professor of political science at the University of Minnesota
Krebs is an expert on international relations theory, international security, and counterterrorism. He has been named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota for 2006-2008. He has also been awarded research fellowships by, among other institutions, the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute.
Iraj Bashiri, professor and chair of the Slavic and Central Asian Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Minnesota
Bashiri is a native of Iran who came to the United States in 1966 as a graduate student in linguistics. A distinguished College of Liberal Arts teacher, he also has an honorary doctorate in history and culture from Tajikistan State University. Bashiri has traveled extensively in Iran, and he presents a balanced view of the dynamics of greater Iran.
To interview one of the experts, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.