Event: The Iran Sanctions After the JCPOA: Impact on US-Iran Engagement

The American-Iranian Council (AIC) and Steptoe & Johnson, LLP are pleased to present:
"The Iran Sanctions After the JCPOA: Impact on US-Iran Engagement"

Thursday, September 24, 2015. 9:00-11:00 AM
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP.
1330 Connecticut Ave. Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Speaker: Andrea M. Gacki, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of Treasury.


With responses from Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, AIC Founder and President, and Edward Krauland, Partner and Head of Sanctions Practice, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. Closing remarks by Senator Bennett Johnston, Chairman, AIC. Moderated by Alidad Mafinezam, Policy Advisor, AIC .

The speakers will highlight and clarify those areas in which the current sanctions regulations permit engagement, exchange and trade between the U.S. and Iran.

Followed by Q&A. 

To register, please email: rsvp@us-iran.org

Notice: Since this event coincides with the official visit of the Pope to Washington, D.C., and given the resulting traffic, please allow more time for travel on September 24.

*This event is part of the 2015-2016 Iran speaker series by AIC and Steptoe & Johnson, LLP.


Kayvon Afshari

Kayvon Afshari managed the campaign to elect Hooshang Amirahmadi as President of Iran. In this role, he directed the campaign’s event planning, publicity, online social media, web analytics, and delivered speeches. Mr. Afshari has also been working at the CBS News foreign desk for over five years. He has coordinated coverage of Iran’s 2009 post-election demonstrations, the Arab Spring, the earthquake in Haiti, and many other stories of international significance. He holds a Master in International Relations from New York University’s Department of Politics, and graduated with distinction from McGill University in 2007 with a double major in political science and Middle Eastern studies. At NYU, his research focused on quantitative analysis and the Middle East with an emphasis on US-Iran relations. In his 2012 Master’s thesis, he devised a formula to predict whether Israel would launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, concluding that an overt strike would not materialize.