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Alimard, Amin

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Gholam Reza Afkhami
Place
Bethesda, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia
Date
March 27 and July 6, 1991, December 3, 1994
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
Interviewee Details
Editor, Jahan-e No Journal; Professor (1966-1979) and Dean, College of Economics and Political Science, National University of Iran, 1970-1974); Deputy Minister of Interior, 1974-1975; Secretary General, State Organization for Administration and Employment, 1975-1979.
Abstract
Recollections of childhood, family and education; on the Russians in Tabriz during the Allied occupation of Iran; on activities in school during the war; coming to Tehran; School and university in Tehran; involvement in literary activity; employment in the National Railroad System; recollections of military service; editing Jahan-e No literary journal; on Iranian intellectuals during the 1940s and 1950s; on the Tehran political scene in the 1940s; on getting scholarship to the American University of Beirut; education in Beirut; Public Administration Program at the University of Southern California; teaching at the newly established National University of Iran; as deputy minster of interior for political and parliamentary affairs in 1974-75; on Baqer Namazi, Mostafa Alamuti, Holaku Rambod, Gholam Reza Afkhami; on Prime Minister Hoveyda; on Jamshid Amuzegar as Minister of Interior and as Prime Minister; as Secretary General of the State Organization for Administration and Employment; streamlining state administrative system; David Lillienthal's Development and Resources Organization in Iran; on John Macy; vision of Iran's future; on the Sharif-Emami cabinet; serving with General Gholam Reza Azhari; keeping appointment with Shapur Bakhtiyar on his last day in office; on the Iranian Revolution; on the Shah; on Queen Farah.

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