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Media advisory: KU international trade law expert can speak about Iran nuclear deal

Tue, 11/26/2013

LAWRENCE — Raj Bhala, associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss Iran’s agreement to limit its nuclear deal in exchange for lighter economic sanctions. Bhala, an expert on international trade law, is in the process of writing a textbook chapter on American trade sanctions against Iran and has researched and written extensively on U.S. policy toward the Middle East and international efforts to fight terrorism through trade.

Iran and officials from the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany announced Sunday a six-month deal in which sanctions against Iran would be reduced in exchange for the nation limiting its nuclear program.

To schedule an interview, contact Mike Krings at 785-864-8860 or mkrings@ku.edu.

Biography: Rice Distinguished Professor Raj Bhala has a global reputation in the scholarship of international trade law, having lectured around the world and published an acclaimed treatise, “Modern GATT Law,” a leading textbook, “International Trade Law,” and more than two dozen articles. His latest book, “Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a),” was published by LexisNexis. Bhala practiced international banking law at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before entering academia and currently serves as a foreign legal consultant to Heenan Blaikie LLP, Canada. He has worked in 25 countries, including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Turkey.



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