Oral History Interview
Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
July 9 and 11, 1990
Member of the Confederation of Iranian Students CIS); Professor at Tehran and National (Melli) Universities
Recollections of childhood and early political activities in Iran; recollections of activities in the Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS); ethos and programs of CIS; organization and structure of CIS; extent of CIS' interactions with the Iranian Embassy in the U.S.; regime's reactions to CIS' activities; relations between CIS and the National Front; on the various leaders of the CIS; reaction of U.S. authorities to the activities of CIS; return to Iran; recollections of teaching at the universities in Iran; political climate at Tehran and National universities in the months preceding the Revolution and immediately after; on the political dilemmas of the Iranian intelligentsia in the face of the Revolution.