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Afkhami, Gholam Reza

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Homayun Majd and Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Place
Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland
Date
September 1982 and June 1990
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
73pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph
Interviewee Details
Professor, College of Economics and Political Science, National (Melli) University of Iran, 1967-1979, Associate Dean, 1970-1974; Deputy Minister of Interior, 1974-1975; Secretary-General,Iranian National Committee for World Literacy Program,1975-79.
Abstract
Family and educational background; student politics in Tehran in the 1940s and early 1950s; on Mosaddeq's premiership and the nationalization of oil; role of leftists, nationalists and religious elements in the nationalization of oil movement; character and extent of socioeconomic development of Iran during the last twenty years of the Shah's regime; factors important in the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79; on the Rastakhiz Party; 1975 parliamentary elections under Rastakhiz; on Prime Minister Hoveyda's tenure of office; working with Jamshid Amuzegar in the Ministry of Interior; theory, strategy and organization of Iranian national campaign against illiteracy; on the debates over the issues of decentralization of power and political participation in Iran in the 1970s; on the Shah's character traits; on the Revolution.

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