Persian Academic & Cultural Student Association at University of Southern California


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Trump Administration and Iran: Political and Economic Prospects

PACSA Distinguished Lecture Series:

Two days after the celebration of Nowruz, please join the Persian Academic and Cultural Student Association for an event with USC Professors, Dr. Hashem Pesaran and Dr. Mahmood Sariolghalam. This timely and interactive panel discussion, with two of the leading Iranian scholars and thinkers, will focus on the various aspects of economic and political challenges facing the United States and Iran under the new US Administration. This session includes brief presentations by each speaker, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Jeffery Nugent. Our audience will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers during the Q&A period as well as the breaks.

Dr. Hashem Pesaran
John Elliott Distinguished Chair in Economics, Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Dr. Mahmood Sariolghalam
Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Visiting Scholar at USC

Panel Moderator:
Dr. Jeffery Nugent
Professor of Economics, USC Department of Economics

Note: Due to the nature of the topic, PACSA will NOT livestream this event, therefore we highly encourage you to RSVP to by March 20th to reserve a seat. For more information, please visit: