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The Impact of 'Maximum Pressure' Sanctions on Iran

Friday 21 June 2019

6pm - 8pm

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

The Impact of 'Maximum Pressure' Sanctions on Iran

Registration: https://lsepersiansociety.eventbrite.co.uk 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/594466727711953/

Event is free and open to all. 

Topic of discussion:
Iran is currently under crippling sanctions re-imposed by the United States following President Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA in May, 2018. These sanctions have not only suffocated Iran’s oil, shipping and banking industries but have had profound humanitarian implications by restricting domestic access to medicine and aid - even during the recent floods that devastated the nation. The Trump administration has called it the biggest sanctions action the United States has ever undertaken against Iran, as a part of 'Maximum Pressure' campaign designed to cripple Iran's economy. Iran's President Rouhani has labeled it an act of “economic war” and said his country would win. This panel discussion seeks to highlight and assess the impact of these sanctions on Iran's economy as well as the health and welfare of the Iranian people.


- Dr. Hassan Hakimian: Director of the London Middle East Institute and a Reader in the Economics, SOAS.

- Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes: Senior Lecturer and Fellow in Economics at Girton College, University of Cambridge.

- Esfandyar Batmanghelidj: Founder of Bourse & Bazaar and the Europe-Iran Forum.

- Dr. Courtney Freer: Research Fellow, LSE Middle East Centre. DPhil Politics from University of Oxford.

Hosted by 'LSESU Persian Society'.