The 1953 Coup and its Implications for the Current Political Discourse in Iran
A panel discussion. Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series.
Sunday, October 13, 20134:00 PM
121 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(Photo: "Tanks in the streets of Tehran, 1953" - Photographer: unknown)
*PANEL IN PERSIAN
- Mohammad Amini, Independent Scholar
- Ahmad Ashraf, Columbia University
- Maziar Behrooz, San Francisco State University
August 2013 is the 60th anniversary of the coup against Mohammad Mosaddeq, one of the pivotal events of modern Iranian – and Middle Eastern – history. The coup and the conditions surrounding it continue to spark academic and political debate due to their significance for subsequent developments in Iran as well as for the Islamic Republic’s relations with the United States and the West. This panel will serve as a forum to re-visit predominant understandings and narratives about this critical period by looking at new evidence, identifying fresh analyses and discussing some lingering historical questions for future research.
Cost : Free and open to the public