Oral History Interview
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
September 10, 1991
Member of the Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS), 1963-1978; Periodic Secretary of CIS, 1960s and 1970s.
Family and educational background; beginnings of politcal activity in Iran; on the National Front's protests of 1959-60; on student activism in the U.S.; on the consolidation of CIS in the U.S.; history of CIS--differences between CIS organization and leadership in U.S. and in Europe; early ideological orientation of CIS in the U.S.; early factions in CIS in the U.S.; radicalization of CIS in the U.S.; on tensions in the National Front in Iran in 1964-65; on Mostafa Chamran; on the division of students between the left and the Islamic forces; structure and working of CIS; changes in CIS in the 1970s; ideological factors affecting factionalism in CIS; Iranian government and CIS; CIS in Europe; on the CIS break-up; CIS and the Islamic revolution.