Book Discussion on The Life and Times of the Shah

Gholam Reza Afkhami talked about The Life and Times of the Shah, 1919-1980 (Publisher: University of California Press; February 2009). In… read more

Gholam Reza Afkhami talked about The Life and Times of the Shah, 1919-1980 (Publisher: University of California Press; February 2009). In the book Mr. Afkhami examines the Shah’s rule in the context of the Cold War era and Iran’s geopolitical position. He portrays the Shah as an ordinary man who came to power not by seeking it but by birth. Commentary was provided by John Limbert of the U.S. Naval Academy and Shaul Bakhash of George Mason University. 

Gholam Reza Afkhami is a senior scholar at the Foundation for Iranian Studies (Maryland). Prior to the 1979 revolution, he was a political science professor at the National University of Iran and also served as Deputy Minister of Interior. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Esfandiari, Haleh Director Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars->Middle East Program
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Book Discussion on The Life and Times of the Shah

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Mar 14, 2009
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Mar 16, 2009

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  • Mar 14, 2009 | 3:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 2009 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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