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Book Launch: The Art of Sanctions by Richard Nephew

Past Event

December 5, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

• Ed Crooks of the Financial Times (moderator)

• Jackie Shire, former member of the United Nations Panel of Experts on Iran

• Dr. Tim Boersma is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy  


A book signing and reception will immediately follow the discussion. A limited number of books will be sold at this event.  Registration is required. Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/livestream. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann ([email protected]) A podcast of this event will be available ~7 days after the date of the event through iTunes and our website.