Thursday Evening, September 10th at 7PM

The Iran Deal: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Panel Discussion

Dr. Nathan Busch – Center for American Studies, CNU – Dr. Nathan E. Busch is Co-Director of Center of American Studies and a Professor of Government. He received an M.A. in political science from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto with specializations in international relations and political philosophy. Prior to coming to CNU, he held positions at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Harvard University, and the University of Georgia. Dr. Busch has published widely in the field of international security and is a specialist in WMD proliferation and terrorism. He is author, co-author or co-editor of many books and articles on these issues, including, most recently, The Business of Counterterrorism: Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security (Peter Lang, 2014) and The  Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy (Routledge, 2015),  No End in Sight: The Continuing Menace of Nuclear Proliferation (University of Kentucky Press, 2004), and editor of Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Future of International Nonproliferation Policy (University of Georgia Press, 2009)

Matthew R.J. Brodsky Senior Middle East Analyst, Wikistrat – Matthew RJ Brodsky is a Middle East expert and Senior Analyst at Wikistrat. Previously, he was the Director of Policy for the Washington, DC-based think tank, the Jewish Policy Center (JPC) and the Editor of the JPC’s journal, inFOCUS Quarterly. Before joining the JPC, Mr. Brodsky was a Legacy Heritage Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). He has briefed and advised members of Congress, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, Special Operations Command, and the National Security Council.Mr. Brodsky has published numerous scholarly journal articles, international and national newspaper editorials, and magazine features, and wrote the chapter on Syria in the AFPC’s World Almanac of Islamism. He also has been interviewed as a Middle East subject expert in newspapers internationally, on television news outlets, and nationally syndicated radio shows.

Jon Wolfsthal Senior Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, National Security Council -From 2009-2012, Jon Wolfsthal served as the Special Advisor to Vice President Joseph R. Biden for nuclear security and nonproliferation and as a director for nonproliferation on the National Security Council. He supported the Administration’s negotiation and ratification of the New START arms reduction agreement with the Russian Federation, and helped support the development of nuclear policy including through the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review and other elements of the Obama Administration’s security policies.
He was previously a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and deputy director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served in several capacities during the 1990s at the U.S Department of Energy, including an on-the-ground assignment in North Korea during 1995-96.

Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, CNU – Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter is the Director of the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and Associate Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at Christopher Newport University. Dr. Kempin Reuter’s research focuses on human rights and human rights violations, ethnic conflict and genocide studies, and conflict and conflict management with a focus on Europe and the Middle East. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and International Law and an M.A. in Contemporary History, Economics, and International Law from  the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She was formerly associated with the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania/Bryn Mawr College, the Institute of Public International Law at the University of Zurich and the Center for Security Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute  of Technology. She is the author of numerous publications in her field and has been awarded multiple prizes and grants to expand her research and teaching.


Sponsored by the Reiff Center, the Center for American Studies, and the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula.

For more information, please contact Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter at or 757-594-7821 or Steven Wendell at or 757-930-1422.