Islamic Republic of Iran: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif [MEMBERS ONLY]


Presented in conjunction with the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly

NEW YORK, September 27, 2017 — Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal and issues such as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen with journalist and broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society in New York. The conversation was followed by an audience question and answer session moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski. (1 hr., 10 min.)

***For security reasons, it is recommended guests arrive for check-in at least 30 minutes in advance of the program start time.***

The Asia Society is delighted to host His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, the honorable foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, for an address on Iranian foreign policy in a world of uncertainties. His address will be followed by a moderated discussion with Charlie Rose that will cover the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Nuclear Deal), and regional issues such as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.


H.E. Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A career diplomat, he served as Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2002 to 2007, after serving for ten years as Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs. He was also appointed by the UN Secretary-General as a member of the Group of Eminent Persons on Dialogue among Civilizations. He currently teaches international law and multilateral diplomacy at the School of International Relations in Tehran. He has written extensively on disarmament, human rights, international law, and regional conflicts. His latest work is a book titled Transition in International Relations of Post-Western World, in Persian, written jointly with his colleagues.

Charlie Rose is the anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose, the nightly one-hour program that engages in one-on-one, in-depth conversations and round-table discussions, and the newly launched Charlie Rose: The Week, chronicling the best stories and interviews of the past seven days. He also co-anchors CBS This Morning and is a contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes. He is the recipient of the Legion d’honneur, numerous awards from the scientific and journalism communities, and many honorary degrees. He won the 2013 Peabody Prize for his interview with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and was recently named among the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. He joined Asia Society’s Board of Trustees in November 2014.

This program made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy and in coordination with:

Event Details

Wed 27 Sep 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
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