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November 27, 2018 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Physics & Astronomy Department - Liberal Arts and Sciences #245 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

Speaker: Dr. Ron Soltz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Title: Evaluating the Iran Nuclear Deal

Abstract: The Iran Nuclear Deal evokes strong reactions.  It has been called "The Worst Deal Ever" as well as "The best option for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.  Otherwise known as the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action", the JCPOA has led to much debate, even if little of it has been substantive.  Put into effect in 2015, the JCPOA continues to influence the behavior of 6 of the 7 signatories, the seventh having formally withdrawn 2018, reimposing sanctions in May and November.  In the history of international agreements, it is truly unique, but as it stands at the intersection of science and policy, it is also a valuable teaching tool for the role that science can play in formulating good policy, while also providing an opportunity to review a few basic concepts in nuclear physics.

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