Prospect of Vienna Talks: Players, Roles and Narratives

Representatives from Islamic Republic of Iran and the P4+1 group of countries — Britain, France, Russia, and China plus Germany — have begun new round of serious negotiations in Austrian capital. These days, it seems that the Vienna Talks enter the consequential stage. Therefore, the Iranian Council for Defending the Truth is honored to host a scholarly session on “Prospect of Vienna Talks: Players, Roles and Narratives” to shed light on the Vienna Talks from different dimensions and perspectives. In this panel discussion, the main issues include the role and expectations of non-western powers in the Vienna Talks, the prospect of the talks (actual achievements and differences), Iranian stance and position in the new administration, and the shadow of Iran-US relations on the talks.

Shireen T. Hunter

Dr. Shireen T. Hunter is an independent scholar with more than fifty years of experience in international affairs as a diplomat, a think tank analyst and program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for European Policy Studies, and a university professor. From 2005 to 2007 she was a senior visiting fellow at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University, from 2007 to 2014 a visiting professor, from 2014 to July 2019 a research professor, and was instated as an ACMCU Honorary Fellow in September of 2019. She is the author and editor of 27 books and monographs.

Heinz Gartner

Prof. Heinz Gärtner is lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and at Danube University. He was academic director of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. He has held various Fulbright Fellowships and the Austrian Chair at Stanford University. He was Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. Among other things, he chairs the Strategy and Security advisory board of the Austrian Armed Forces and the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Peace (IIP) in Vienna. Heinz Gärtner published widely on international security, nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, US-Foreign Policy, geopolitics, Iran and the Middle East.

Mohammad Hassan Khani

Graduate of Peace Studies Department at Bradford University in UK, currently an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Political Science at Imam Sadiq University in Tehran. 

Jin Liangxiang

Senior Research Fellow at Shanghai Institute of International Studies

17 February 2022, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. IRST

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