White House officials to explain Iran nuclear deal Wednesday at Wayne Law

DETROIT – Two White House officials will explain the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran during a presentation Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Wayne State University Law School.

The presentation, sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies, will lay out the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated between six major world powers and Iran after nearly two years of highly technical and painstaking sessions.

Paul Irwin, director for nonproliferation at the National Security Council and one of the negotiators for the plan, will detail the deal and how it addresses international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. Presenting with Irwin will be Matt Nosanchuk, associate director for public engagement and liaison to the American Jewish community and on international issues, and a native Detroiter.

The presentation will be at 6 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. The event is free and open to the public. Register at law.wayne.edu/iran or 313-577-2731. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure One across West Palmer Street from the law school.

Irwin, who has held his current post since November 2013, has helped formulate the Obama administration’s policy toward Iran’s nuclear program. He has held numerous national security positions since joining the Department of Energy in 1999. Irwin holds a bachelor of arts in communications and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of arts in international policy studies with a certificate in nonproliferation from the Monterey Institute for International Studies.

Nosanchuk joined the Obama administration in 2009, having served as senior counselor to the assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division and associate general counsel for legal counsel at the Department of Homeland Security. Nosanchuk earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and a law degree from Stanford University. He has worked in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, including in the Clinton Justice Department’s Office of Policy Development, on the House Judiciary Committee Minority Staff and as counsel for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida.


Paul Irwin
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