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Columbia Energy Exchange

Book Launch: The Art of Sanctions by Richard Nephew

Economic sanctions are a key part of international affairs, but they have been widely criticized for decades as being too inefficient, unwieldy, inconsistent with the interests of business and industry, and brutally inconsiderate of humanitarian concerns.  At the center is a question of whether and how to do sanctions right.

The Center on Global Energy Policy celebrated the launch of a new book by Senior Research Scholar Richard NephewThe Art of Sanctions: A View From the Field. Mr. Nephew, the former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State, presented key conclusions from his new book and then joined a panel discussion about current events and U.S. sanctions policy. The conversation focused on sanctions design, particularly as it relates to industry and foreign countries.  

Expert panelists will include:
  • Ed Crooks, U.S. Energy Editor, Financial Times (moderator)
  • Jackie Shire, former member of the United Nations Panel of Experts on Iran
  • Dr. Tim Boersma, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy 

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