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Panel Discussion: The Untold Story of the CIA Coup in Iran

On Saturday November 8 from 6 to 10 pm, a panel discussion will be held in UC Berkeley titled "The Untold Story of the CIA Coup in Iran."

What lessons have we learned fifty years after the U.S.-British sponsored coup that toppled the popular government of Dr. Mossadegh in Iran?

This event provides for an in-depth review of the historical context of the 1953 coup, the U.S. and the British foreign policy motives and interests in covert intervention in Iran. The speakers will assess the impact of the coup on the political and economic development in Iran and the Middle East, and its relevance to today's U.S. foreign policy calling for more regime changes in the region.


Cyrus Bina - Professor of Economics at Univ. of Minnesota, Morris
Mansour Farhang - Professor of International Relations at Bennington College
Nikki Keddie - Emeritus Professor of History at UCLA
Ervand Abrahamian (Video Presentation) - Professor of History, City University of New York

The documentary "The Life of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh" will follow a Q&A session. Refreshments will be served during intermission, and Professor Keddie will be available for book signing.

This event is free to the public, however a suggested donation of $5-10 is requested, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by: KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of History and ASUC at UC Berkeley, Iranian Student Alliance in America (ISAA)

Endorsed by: Global Exchange

When: Saturday November 8th
Time: 6-10pm
Venue: Valley Life Science Building, Room 2050 lecture Hall
Address: UC Berkeley campus
(for directions visit

Event info:
Contact Name: Shahram Aghamir/Sanaz Meshkinpour
Contact Day Phone: (510) 848-6767 KPFA info line
Contact Email Address:

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