Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Director of the Transatlantic Institute, gives a briefing concerning the facts known about the nuclear program in Iran and the steps Europe can take to pressure Iran to cease development of their nuclear capabilities and curtail human rights abuses.
Jana Hybaskova is a Czech politician and Member of the European Parliament with the European Democrats, part of the European People's Party and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Development.
Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi is Executive Director at the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels. He previously taught Israel Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and at the Middle East Centre of St. Antony's College, Oxford University.
He holds a degree in Political Science from University of Bologna, Italy, and a Ph.D. in political theory from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since 1998 he is at Oxford.
His research focuses on Israeli domestic politics, specifically coalition and party politics, and elections, post-Zionism, the Arab-Israeli conflict (mainly the Oslo era), Europe's new anti-Semitism and European attitudes to the Middle East. He is currently finishing a book on Israel's electoral reforms in the 1990s.
The Transatlantic Institute's Executive Director Emanuele Ottolenghi explains to an Iranian representative why - despite his belief that the international community unfairly targets Iran occasionally - European nations are nervous about Iran's unwillingness to disclose details of its nuclear program.