Amuzegar Chair In Iranian Studies Presents a lecture by Gholam-Reza Afkhami
Gholam Reza Afkhami is senior scholar and director of Social Science Research and International Studies at the Foundation for Iranian Studies, a Washington-based research institution dedicated to the study of Iranian history, culture, economy and politics. He was formerly a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution on Revolution, War and Peace at Stanford (l980-l983), where he studied issues of development in the Third World, lectured on conflict and concord in US relations with the countries of the Middle East, and prepared a text on the Iranian Revolution
Gholam Reza Afkhami is author of several books and articles in Persian and English, including, in the United States, The Iranian Revolution: Thanatos on a National Scale (1985); "The Nature of the Pahlavi Monarchy in Iran," in Peter Chelkowski and Robert Pranger, Eds. Power and Conflict in the Middle East (1987); The Oral History Collection of the Foundation for Iranian Studies, co-edited with Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr (1991); “Civil Society, Democracy, and Colonialism: A Query About Iran’s Future,” in Iran Nameh (1993); “Optimizing Liberal Values in a Non-Liberal Society,” Iran Nameh (1995); “Iran and the Islamic Republic in Historical Context,” Iran Nameh (1999-2000); “State and Society: Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century,” Iran Nameh (2008). He is editor of "A Series in Iran's Economic and Social Development, 1941-1978" in Persian, of which Khuzistan's Development (1995); Iran's Atomic Energy Program (1997); The Evolution of Iran's Oil Policy (1998); Ideology, Process and Politics in Iran's Development Planning (1999); The Evolution of Iran's Gas Industry (1999), The Evolution of Iran’s Petrochemical Industry (2001), Ideology, Politics and Process in Iran’s Economic Development, 1960-1970 (2001), Women, State, and Society in Iran, 2 vols. (2002, 2003) have been published.
Afkhami’s most recent book is The Life and Times of the Shah, 1919-1980, a history of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, 1941-1979, set against the political, economic, social, cultural and geopolitical dynamics of the country and the world in which he lived and worked, published by the University of California Press, 2009.
This lecture is part of the Amuzegar Chair Lecture and Seminar Series and is open to the public.
Cost: Free Admission
Sponsor(s): Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
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