UH Energy Symposium Considers Risks from Iran Nuclear Deal

The Iran nuclear agreement, which lifted most economic sanctions in exchange for Iran’s agreement to limit its nuclear capabilities, has become a controversial talking point in this year’s presidential elections. A panel of experts will talk about how the deal may affect the United States during a symposium at the University of Houston next week.

“Energy Policy: Did the U.S. Win or Lose in the Iran Nuclear Deal?” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Student Center South Houston Room.

Much of the current talk has been about the political issues involved. But Iran also has vast reserves of crude oil and natural gas, raising concerns about what lifting the sanctions might mean for the United States, which has recently approved exporting both oil and natural gas.

The panelists include Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of SVB Energy International; Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and Cliff Kupchan, chairman and practice head at Eurasia Group.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is encouraged. Click here to register and for more information.

WHAT:                       “Energy Policy: Did the U.S. Win or Lose in the Iran Nuclear Deal?” part of the

                                      UH Energy Symposium Series.


WHEN:                         5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.


WHERE:                      UH Student Center South Houston Room.

MEDIA CONTACT:         Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, m-713-504-3769, jekever@uh.edu.

Background video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBCN6chcXcE

Full link with more information: http://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2016/February/0202UHEnergy%20Nuclear%20Symposium