CISSM Forum | March 15, 2012

"The Iranian Nuclear Impasse: How Sanctions Affect Iranís Nuclear Policies"

by Ebrahim Mohseni, Doctoral Candidate, Maryland School of Public Policy, and Lecturer, University of Tehran

Ebrahim Mohseni is a PhD Candidate at the Maryland School of Public Policy and a Lecturer on the Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran. He is also providing consultancy to various research organizations inside Iran that investigate Iranian public opinion on issues of regional and international significance. As part of his dissertation, Mohseni is investigating the factors that influence Iran’s decision making in regards to its nuclear program and in particular how sanctions have affected Iran’s nuclear policies. Before joining the Maryland School of Public Policy’s PhD program, he was a research associate at the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) where he, along with other PIPA senior staff, designed questionnaires, analyzed survey data, and conducted in-depth surveys on issues of international significance in more than 40 countries, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco, the United States, Russia, China, and EU member countries. Mohseni is also the co-author of “People and the Tenth Election,” which investigates Iranian people’s voting behavior in the tenth presidential election of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mohseni has a Masters of Public Policy and a Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis from the University of Maryland. He also has Bachelors degrees in Political Science and in Economics. He is fluent in Farsi and has a working knowledge of Arabic and Turkish.