Following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Wilson Center experts with  deep knowledge of nuclear negotiations, Iran and regional dynamics, and U.S. foreign policy are available for interviews and briefings.

Contact Ryan McKenna, Media Relations Manager, at (202) 691-4217 or


Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO of the Wilson Center, is an internationally recognized authority on U.S. and global security issues, foreign relations, and lawmaking. She was a nine-term member of Congress, serving decades on the major security committees in the House of Representatives.



Aaron David Miller, Vice President and Middle East Program Director, is among America’s foremost experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. policy in the Middle East. A former adviser to six secretaries of state, he helped shape America’s policy in the region for more than two decades.



Robert S. Litwak, Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies, is one of the world’s preeminent experts on nuclear issues and policy, from Iran to North Korea to Russia. A consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, he served on the National Security Council as Director for Nonproliferation.



Robin Wright, a USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow, is one of the country’s foremost authorities on the Middle East, Islamic extremism, Iran, and political and military dynamics in the Muslim world. A highly decorated journalist, she is a longtime writer for The New Yorker and has reported from more than 140 countries. 



Haleh Esfandiari, Public Policy Fellow and former Director of the Middle East Program, is a widely published authority on her native Iran. She the author of several books and many essays and articles on politics, society, and history in the Islamic Republic. Her memoir, My Prison, My Home, recounts her arrest in 2007, after which she spent 105 days in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison.


Baroness Catherine Ashton, Chair of the Global Europe Program, was the European Union's first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, winning praise during her tenure as a negotiator in the P5+1 talks with Iran, which she led for 4.5 years.




Upcoming Events

Confronting the Iranian Challenge: Jane Harman Testifies Before House Foreign Affairs Committee
Tues. May 8, 10-11:00 am

Decision Point: Iran, the Nuclear Deal, and Regional Stability
Wednesday, May 16, 1:00-2:30 pm