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SHEEHAN: An Opportunity to Focus on Human Rights in Iran | Al Jazeera | Op-Ed

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SHEEHAN: An Opportunity to Focus on Human Rights in Iran | Al Jazeera | Op-Ed | 28 Sept 2015 | Print #PDF

As the United Nations General Assembly gets underway, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, weighs in at Al Jazeera on the human rights situation in Iran and the unique opportunity before world leaders.

Excerpts:

“The Iranian regime continues to execute its citizens at a higher rate than any U.N. member state. In fact the regime boasts the highest rate of executions per capita in the world, surpassing even China. More than two thousand have been executed on President Hassan Rouhani’s watch in just two years, more than in any similar period in the past twenty-five years.

Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution makes the case that regime change in Teheran is the “best nonproliferation policy.” But regime change from within may also be the best strategy to uphold human rights.

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a mistake by treating Tehran as a fixture of the Middle East landscape but other U.S. officials need not make the same mistake. International law does not simply guarantee sovereignty. It upholds human rights. States are instruments of and by the people, not the other way around.”

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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SHEEHAN: National Press Club | Iran Nuclear Deal & Congressional Oversight | 4 Aug 2015

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PRESS RELEASE: Iran Nuclear Deal & Congressional Oversight | National Press Club | Washington, D.C. | 4 Aug 2015

Note: Dr. Sheehan’s remarks run from ~ minute 27 – 50. 

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, spoke at the National Press Club on August 4, 2015. Sheehan touched on topics related to congressional oversight of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, scenario likelihood, contingency planning, and the options available to policymakers not satisfied with the choice between war and diplomacy.

Speakers:

Prof. Alan J. Kuperman, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, coordinates the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project.

Prof. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Baltimore.

Chair, Moderator, and Commentator:

Emeritus Prof. Raymond Tanter, University of Michigan, is President of Iran Policy Committee Publishing and former member of the National Security Council staff and Representative of the Secretary of Defense to arms control talks.

Iran Policy Committee Publishing Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP.org)

*Official Press Release*

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Sheehan Invited to Present at 2014 Political Studies Association Annual Conference

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The 64th Political Studies Association Annual Conference / Rebels & Radicals / April 14 – 16, 2014 / The Midland Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan has been invited to present at the 64th Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Manchester, England between April 14-16, 2014. Dr. Sheehan will be discussing his research on the efforts of an Iranian opposition movement to challenge their terror label and shift the public discourse on the Iranian regime in the U.S. and the E.U. The panel – Social Media and Politics of Protest – will feature scholars from around the world. Related research undertaken by Dr. Sheehan has been presented at recent international conferences including the International Studies Association (Toronto) and the Middle East Dialogue/ Policy Studies Organization (Washington, DC). #AY 13-14 Updates

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Sheehan to Speak at National Security Briefing on Capitol Hill

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IRAN: Hassan Rouhani’s “Words” and “Deeds” / Foreign Affairs and National Security Briefing / Rayburn House Office Building RHOB-2226 (Capitol Hill, Rayburn Bldg.)/ U.S. Congress / October 9, 2013

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan has been invited to speak at a national security briefing in the U.S. Congress on October 9, 2013. The event – open to Members of Congress, congressional staffers, and select media – will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. The briefing will feature remarks from:

  • Hon. Michael Mukasey, 81st Attorney General of the United States;
  • Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, House Foreign Affairs Committee;
  • Hon. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chair, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade, House Foreign Affairs Committee;
  • Hon. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, House Foreign Affairs Committee;
  • Hon. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chair, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging threats, House Foreign Affairs Committee;
  • Hon. Judy Chu (D-CA), House Judiciary Committee;
  • Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Ranking Member, Committee on Homeland Security;
  • Col. Thomas Cantwell, Commandant of Camp Ashraf, Iraq (2003-2004)
  • Col. Wes Martin, Chief Anti-terrorism, Protection Officer for Coalition Forces, Iraq (2006-2007);
  • Prof. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Director, Negotiation and Conflict Management/ Global Affairs and Human Security, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Baltimore

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Iranian Elections and a Persian Spring – Commentary

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan Discussing U.S.-Iran Policy at the Rayburn House Office Building

SHEEHAN: Iranian Elections and a Persian Spring – Commentary

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan from Paris on the deteriorating situation in Iran and the prospects for an Iranian spring.

Those gathering in Paris urged the international community to reset Iran policy by acknowledging that the strategy of appeasement failed and that sham elections are not a substitute for authentic democracy. They also asked world leaders to pay as much attention to the people of Iran as they do the regime’s authoritarian rulers by supporting democratic change from within.

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Sheehan Invited to Paris to Attend Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran

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On June 22, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan will travel to Paris as a guest of the Organizing Committee for the Convention of Democracy in Iran to serve as an academic observer at an international gathering of expatriate Iranians. The event will feature remarks from leaders from more than fifty countries, a bipartisan delegation of U.S. policymakers, and distinguished academics from around the world. Democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and prospects for an Iranian Spring will be discussed in the wake of the tightly controlled presidential elections held on June 14th. UPDATE: #PHOTOS

The Opposition on the Eve of the Iranian Elections – Commentary

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SHEEHAN & TANTER: The Opposition on the Eve of the Iranian Elections – Commentary

Professors Ivan Sascha Sheehan and Raymond Tanter at United Press International on the need for the U.S. officials to make an evidence-based assessment of the Iranian regime and their opposition in the wake of the tightly controlled presidential elections on June 14.

Challenging the regime by acknowledging the facts is the first step toward providing ordinary Iranians what they will be denied at the ballot box on Friday: An opportunity to exercise self determination armed with credible information.

–Sheehan & Tanter

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