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The Treaty of Nuclear Non-Proliferation; Theory vs. Practice: The Case With Iran

Panel Discussion at Columbia University by Dr. Javad Zarif, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations and Scott Ritter, Former United Nations Special Commission weapons inspector.


Monday, November 13th, 2006: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Doors Open to Public at 6:30
Altschul Auditorium, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University

Since 2003 reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have indicated that there is no indication of undeclared materials or of a nuclear weapons program by Iran. On April 28th, the IAEA released its report on Iran: "the Agency cannot make a judgment about, or reach a conclusion on, future compliance or intentions."

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Dr. Javad Zarif, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations
Ambassador Zarif has spent a total of 12 years at Iran's Mission to the UN. In the past two decades, Ambassador Zarif has played an active role in the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Most recently, he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as a member of the Group of Eminent Persons on Dialogue among Civilizations. He has also served as chairman of numerous international conferences including the Asian Preparatory Meeting of the World Conference on Racism, the UN Disarmament
Commission, Political Committee of the12th Non-Aligned Summit in Durban, and the OIC High-Level Committee on Dialogue among Civilizations. Ambassador Zarif serves on the board of editors of a number of scholarly journals and has written extensively on disarmament, human rights, international law, and regional conflicts.

Scott Ritter, Former United Nations Special Commission weapons inspector.
Before the United Nations Mr. Ritter served as an officer in the U.S. Marines and as a ballistic missile advisor during the first Gulf War. He is the author of many books including, Iraq Confidential and Target Iran.

Moderated by:
Massy Homayouni
Center for International Research, Understanding and Security

Co-Sponsored by:
The Arab Student Association and Iranians at SIPA, Columbia University

Seats are limited please RSVP to
Columbia students: Please bring your ID and mention that you are a student in your RSVP for priority seating

Location: 420 W. 118th Street, on the South Side of 118th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Avenue (closer to Amsterdam).


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