Dr Bahram Ghiassee
Associate Fellow, Centre for the New Middle East
Dr Bahram Ghiassee is an Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, Centre for the New Middle East. He is a London-based Nuclear Consultant, and a visiting academic in the Physics Department, University of Surrey, where he teaches on post-graduate programmes in ‘Nuclear Science & Applications’ and ‘Radiation & Environmental Protection’. Bahram’s teaching, research and publications encompass the technical and legal aspects of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Nuclear and Radiological Security, Nuclear Terrorism, International Environmental Law, and Environmental Radioactivity. Developments in the nuclear sphere in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) are of particular interest to Bahram, and he comments regularly on the BBC Persian, Iran International TV (London), and other media networks, on the technical and legal issues related to Iran’s nuclear programme, the Iran Nuclear Accord (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA), the UN Security Council Resolutions and Sanctions, and the IAEA Nuclear Safeguards. He is a member of the International Nuclear Law Association (Brussels), the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS, Vienna), and the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA). He is also a chartered member of the UK Nuclear Institute, and recipient of the Institute’s Pinkerton Prize (2011). Bahram holds qualifications in Chemical Engineering (BS, University of Washington, Seattle), MBA (The City University Business School, now Cass Business School), Public International Law (LLB & LLM, University of London), and Nuclear Science & Technology (PhD, Imperial College London).