April 20, 2024

Monday Briefing | September 20

September 20, 2021 headlines include a new report on Iranian nuclear capabilities and US climate policy.

Photo credit: Arash Khamooshi for The New York Times

Stories to follow 

A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed that Iran will have enough material to fuel a single nuclear weapon in about a month. This news will likely affect the United State’s engagement in future nuclear talks, which have been on hold since June 2021. 

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is preparing to alter President Biden’s climate legislation to better accommodate the fossil fuel industry. Biden’s climate policy, included in his $3.5 trillion budget bill, aims to compel utilities to find alternatives to fossil fuels, such as wind, solar, or nuclear energy sources. Manchin, a close associate of the fossil fuel industry, heads the Senate energy panel and has helped shape recent climate legislation. 

This week in JPI 

Keep an eye on the JPI website this week! Our 2021-2022 staff will be announced by the end of the week on the masthead section of the JPI website. JPI has assembled a superb group of talented scholars to lead us through this school year. 

Happening this week 

As you begin settling into your NYC fall routine, consider checking out the free yoga and mindfulness classes put on by Global Spiritual Life at NYU. Try out Breathing and Meditation online at 12:00 PM ET on Tuesday, Vinyasa yoga online on Wednesday at 12:30 PM ET, or explore other similar events here

In your free time 

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards premiered on Sunday. Among the winners are Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso and Jean Smart in Hacks. These two comedy series have received consistent praise throughout the last year and are well worth your time! Watch Ted Lasso on Apple TV and Hacks on HBO Max now! 

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