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Event
October 14, 2015

Sanctions: A tool to create foreign policy?

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Henry Jackson Society

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SPEAKER:
Richard Nephew,
Former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy,
US Department of State and Lead Sanctions Expert in Iran Negotiations (2013-2015);
& Program Director, Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets,
Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 14th October 2015

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London,
SW1P 4QP

To attend please RSVP to: researchassistant7@henryjacksonsociety.org

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Sanctions are frequently used across the world. However how effective are they in changing the behaviour of their targets? And to what extent are sanctions being used in order to create foreign policy? The Iran deal has seen the use of various sanctions such as travel bans, arms embargos, freezing of assets and commodity boycotts. As former lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran and Program Director of Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Richard Nephew will discuss how sanctions work to achieve foreign policy aims and the global implications of the nuclear deal with Iran.

The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with Richard Nephew. Having served as Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State, Mr Nephew will be presenting his thoughts on sanctions and their relationship to the creation of foreign policy.

Please RSVP to researchassistant7@henryjacksonsociety.org. Please note RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation which will be required to attend the event. Once you have registered for this event, you will receive a confirmation with the location of the event.

Biography

Richard Nephew served as Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State, a position he held since February 2013 until February 2015.  Nephew also served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, starting with the private channel talks in August 2013.

Mr Nephew is now a Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs.  He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  He assumed both of those roles in February 2015.

From May 2011 to January 2013, Nephew served as the Director for Iran on the National Security Staff where he was responsible for managing a period of intense expansion of U.S. sanctions on Iran. Earlier in his career he served in the Bureau of International Security and Non-proliferation at the State Department and in the Office of Non-proliferation and International Security at the Department of Energy.

Nephew holds a Masters in Security Policy Studies and a Bachelors in International Affairs, both from The George Washington University.  He is married with three children.