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Mahsa Rouhi

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Mahsa Rouhi

Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Contact:
Telephone: 617-384-7473
Fax: 617-496-0606
Email: mahsa_rouhi@hks.harvard.edu

 

Experience

Mahsa Rouhi is a postdoctoral fellow at International Security Program and Project on  Managing the Atom. She is also a research associate at MIT, Center for International Studies, where she has worked on various research projects since 2009.

She received her Ph.D. from King's College, University of Cambridge, UK. She received her B.A. in Economics from Shahid Beheshty University in Tehran, Iran, and her Master's Degree in Political Theory from University of Sheffield, UK.

She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at University of Miami from 2014–2016 where she taught courses on security and diplomacy in IR, conflict resolution, Islam and politics, and foreign policy with special focus on the Middle East region. She was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and an associate with the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom previously at the Belfer Center, 2010–2013. Her research primarily focuses on nuclear security and security policy in the Middle East region, Iran in particular. Her other research interests include energy security, Islam and politics, and civil-military relations.

She has published Op-Eds in National Interest and the Christian Science Monitor and serves as a consultant to national and international organizations. She conducts policy-relevant research as well as academic research.

 

 

By Date

 

2013

January 29, 2013

"Iran and the US Need a Middleman ­— or Two"

Op-Ed, Christian Science Monitor

By Mahsa Rouhi, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

"The foundations of a Turkey-Japan negotiation with Iran have been laid in decades of dialogue with Tehran and long-established relations focused on energy supplies. Most important, Turkey and Japan continue to maintain strong trade relations with Tehran, which allows them to include economic incentives in a potential proposal. The P5+1 cannot offer such incentives unless they lift a number of sanctions, which seems highly unlikely at the first stage."

 

2011

May 16, 2011

"Views on the Global Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Yun Zhou, Former Associate, Project on Managing the Atom (MTA), 2013–2014; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program (ISP)/MTA, 2011–2013; Former Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, ISP/MTA, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, ISP/MTA, 2009–2010, Simon Saradzhyan, Director, Russia Matters Project; Assistant Director, U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Sungyeol Choi, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2010–2012, Karthika Sasikumar, Former Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2010–2011; Former Associate, International Security Program, 2008–2009 and Mahsa Rouhi, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Martin Malin, executive director of the Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom, asked several Center research fellows to write about “how the discussion of nuclear energy is unfolding in their key countries where plans for growth are most significant.” Following are excerpts from their comments, published in full in the Belfer Center blog Power & Policy on March 16, 2011.

 

 

March 16, 2011

The Global Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima

Op-Ed

By Martin B. Malin, Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom, Yun Zhou, Former Associate, Project on Managing the Atom (MTA), 2013–2014; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program (ISP)/MTA, 2011–2013; Former Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, ISP/MTA, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, ISP/MTA, 2009–2010, Simon Saradzhyan, Director, Russia Matters Project; Assistant Director, U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Sungyeol Choi, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2010–2012, Karthika Sasikumar, Former Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2010–2011; Former Associate, International Security Program, 2008–2009 and Mahsa Rouhi, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan is sending shockwaves through nuclear planning agencies around the world.   Policy makers are asking for reviews of safety regulations, publics are expressing concern, and it appears likely that some of the planned construction will be curtailed. These commentaries offer sketches of how the discussion of nuclear energy is unfolding in key countries where plans for growth are most significant.

 
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