The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty- Ray Takeyh
Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Having been recently appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President Kamala Harris, Philip Gordon is now unfortunately unable to join this event on regime change and the Middle East.
About the event
Our new speaker for this event is his long-time colleague at the Council on Foreign Relations, Ray Takeyh. Takeyh is a former senior advisor on Iran at the Department of State, and a highly regarded expert on Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties.
This webinar will still address the concept of regime change in the Middle East, and will have more of a focus on Iran. We will also discuss Takeyh’s latest acclaimed book ‘The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty’ and the US’s varying past approaches and possible options going forward relating to Iran and the region.
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About the speaker
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, most recently, the author of The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty. He 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 Ayatollahs, Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic, and The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine: The US, Britain and Nasser’s Egypt, 1953–1957. 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.