Rundabordssamtal om sanktionslättnaderna mot Iran
Efter kärnenergiavtalet med Iran har sanktionerna mot landet lättats. Många svenska företag står i startgroparna för att återigen investera i Iran. Dock finns det fortfarande kvar sanktioner som kan ha en påverkan.
Vad har de lyfta sanktionerna mot Iran för strategiska effekter för handel och företagande samt för Mellanöstern i ett bredare perspektiv?
Frågan diskuteras under ett rundabordssamtal hos Frivärld med fyra experter från de amerikanska utrikes- och finansdepartementen. Under samtalet ges tillfälle att höra experterna berätta om hur sanktionslättnaderna påverkar företag samt att ställa frågor.
Datum torsdagen den 28 april kl. 12-13.30. I Frivärlds lokaler på Kungsgatan 60 i Stockholm. I och med samtalet serveras lättare lunch. Anmälan går till firstname.lastname@example.org senast den 27 april. Samtalet sker på engelska Obs: antalet platser är begränsat. Anmälan är giltig först efter erhållen bekräftelse från Frivärld.
Stuart Huffman, Head of the Iran Sanctions Team, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (EB/SPI). U.S. Department of State
Stuart Huffman is head of the Iran Sanctions team at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (EB/SPI). EB/SPI builds international support for implementation of economic sanctions, provides foreign policy guidance to the Departments of Treasury and Commerce on sanctions implementation, and works with Congress to draft legislation that advances U.S. foreign policy goals in these areas. Mr. Huffman has worked in EB/SPI since 2012 and worked previously at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Huffman served for six years in the United States Air Force. He holds a Master’s degree in International Development from the School of International Service at American University.
Mark C. Appleton, Assistant Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation U.S. Department of State
Mark Appleton is an Assistant Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation at the U.S. Department of State. In this role he works on a small team responsible directly to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of State for coordinating efforts across the United States government to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed to by the P5+1, European Union, and Iran in July 2015. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Appleton was at the U.S. Department of Energy where he served as a traveling aide and Special Advisor to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, as well as part of the U.S. delegation to the Iran nuclear negotiations resulting in the Lausanne Framework and the JCPOA. Before that, he served as Special Assistant to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and first joined the Obama Administration as a White House intern in the spring of 2011. Mr. Appleton graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in history with honors and has lived in India, where he was a Fulbright-Nehru scholar.
Sarah F. Liebschutz, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Sarah Liebschutz is an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control) of the Department of the Treasury. In this role, she advises on legal aspects of the implementation of economic sanctions. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, and graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Before joining Treasury, she practiced law at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.
Iris Pilika, Sanctions policy advisor, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of the Treasury
Iris Pilika has years of experience in financial intelligence, economic sanctions, legal aspects of international trade and financial transactions, foreign policy and national security issues at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to her work on economic sanctions Ms. Pilika worked in analyzing political, economic, legal and development issues in the Persian Gulf, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. She has a Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.