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The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty

The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty

Ray Takeyh
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021   |   12:15 pm CST   |  Zoom

On Thursday, February 11, the Clements Center for National Security will host Ray Takeyh, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies a the Council on Foreign Relations, for a virtual book talk on his upcoming book The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty. Please join us on Zoom at 12:15 pm CST.

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Ray Takeyh is Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties. Prior to joining CFR, Takeyh was senior advisor on Iran at the Department of State. He was previously a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Takeyh is the coauthor of The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East and is the author of three previous books, Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the AyatollahsHidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic, and The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine: The US, Britain and Nasser's Egypt, 19531957. He has also written more than 250 articles and opinion pieces in many news outlets including Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Takeyh has testified more than twenty times in various congressional committees and has appeared on PBS NewshourCharlie Rose, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, FOX, and CSPAN. Takeyh has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. He speaks Persian and has a working knowledge of Arabic.

 

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