Friday, June 19, 2015

Iranian Public Opinion on the Nuclear Negotiations CISSM Event in DC Tuesday, June 23

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 09:30

CISSM and the University of Tehran's Center for Public Opinion Research

This event will be held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room (2nd floor), 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036.

As negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 draw up a final agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program prior to the June 30 deadline, a number of key questions remain unanswered: Will the Iranian public support a final agreement within the outlines provided by the framework of understandings negotiated earlier this year? What expectations does the Iranian public have about the deal? How might these expectations pose challenges for the Rouhani government in selling a deal and sustaining support going into the next election?  How popular is Rouhani and his supporters in the Parliament?

A new study of Iranian public opinion conducted by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), the University of Tehran’s Center for Public Opinion Research, and IranPoll.com (an independent Toronto-based polling group) in May 2015 explores Iranian public opinion on the nuclear negotiations.

Please join us for a presentation and discussion about the study’s findings.

Speaker:
Ebrahim Mohseni, Senior Analyst, University of Tehran’s Center for Public Opinion Research, and Research Associate, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Discussants:
Steven Kull, Director, Program for Public Consultation, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian American Council