Dr. Paulo Barretto will be speaking in an upcoming MSC Wiley Lecture Series symposium on the Iranian nuclear issue on February 8, 2012 in the Koldus Building on the campus of Texas A&M University. The speakers for this symposium will discuss the Iranian nuclear issue and give their comments and ideas on recent events, such as the murder of Iranian nuclear scientist, the economic sanctions imposed by US on Iran, the possible consequences of oil sanctions on the European economy, US national security and foreign policy, and the possibility of military conflict if Iran insists on closing Hormuz Strait. The symposium will consist of 15 minute long speeches by experts in the field, each followed by 30 minute question and answer sessions.
Dr. Barretto is a NSSPI Research Scientist and former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director for Technical Cooperation programs for Europe, Latin America and West Asia. From 2002 to 2005, he was Chief of the Multidisciplinary Inspections in Iraq for the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). He currently edits Paulo’s Corner, a daily news digest that distills the day’s most pertinent news on nuclear matters and is distributed around the world.
The MSC Wiley Lecture Series is a showcase featuring world-renowned speakers discussing thought-provoking topics of global significance. It is a student-led organization that augments education through the development of leadership and responsibility. The series provides Texas A&M students with opportunities to complement their classroom education by allowing them to directly interact with the men and women who influence the world.