CMES: "Coup D’Etat In Iran? Revisiting 1921 And 1953, And The Problem Of Modern Iranian Historiography"


Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 4:30pm to 6:30pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The CMES Director's Series presents

Yann Richard
Professor Emeritus, director, l’Institut d’études iraniennes, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

Iranian sources do not come readily available when a major political change brings about a return to authoritarian rule, as was the case in February 1921 or August 1953. The nationalistic discourse provides misleading answers by blaming foreign interference. A close analysis dismantles conspiracy theories. Where is the truth? This talk will present newly published documents to reflect on these issues.

Contact: Liz Flanagan