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Beyond the Vote: Implications of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Featuring Adam J. Szubin, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, with panelists Robert Einhorn, Olli Heinonen, Ellen Laipson, James Jeffrey, David Petraeus, and Amos Yadlin

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September 16, 2015

Watch complete video of the Institute's special one-day event on the ramifications of the Iran nuclear agreement, including a keynote address by Acting Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam J. Szubin.

On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, The Washington Institute hosted a special one-day event with policymakers, diplomats, and scholars from around the world to discuss ramifications of the Iran nuclear agreement.


Panel 1: Implications for U.S. and Allied Intelligence

  • Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, IDF (Ret.), director, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv; former head, Israel defense intelligence
  • Ellen Laipson, president, Stimson Center; former national intelligence officer for the Middle East

Read a rapporteur's summary of this panel, published as PolicyWatch 2485.

Panel 2: Implications for Proliferation in the Middle East

  • Olli Heinonen, Belfer Center, Harvard University; former deputy director-general, IAEA
  • Robert Einhorn, senior fellow, Brookings Institution; former State Department counterproliferation advisor, Obama administration

Read a rapporteur's summary of this panel, published as PolicyWatch 2486.

Keynote Address: Implications for the Sanctions Regime on Iran

  • Adam J. Szubin, acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence; director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury Department

Download a transcript of Acting Under Secretary Szubin's full remarks (PDF).

After Szubin's speech, three experts responded to his remarks during a Q&A session: former Treasury official Chip Poncy, Washington Institute research director Patrick Clawson, and Institute counterterrorism director Matthew Levitt. Read a rapporteur's summary of their responses, published as PolicyWatch 2488.

Panel 3: Implications for Regional Security

  • Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.), chairman, KKR Global Institute; former director, CIA
  • James Jeffrey, Philip Solondz distinguished fellow, TWI; former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Turkey

Read a rapporteur's summary of this panel, published as PolicyWatch 2487.