The United States and the March Toward Democracy in Iran

Public Lecture with Q&A with guest speaker, Stephen Kinzer, New York Times Correspondent

Friday, February 27, 2004
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bunche Hall 4357
Los Angeles, CA 90095

STEPHEN KINZER is a veteran New York Times correspondent who has reported from more than fifty countries on four continents, covering the revolution and social upheaval in Central American in the 80s and the emergence of post-Communist Europe in the 90s and later becoming the first Times bureau chief in Istanbul. He is currently the national cultural correspondent for the New York Times and is based in Chicago.

His latest book, All the Shah's Men, reconstructs the CIA's 1953 overthrow of the elected leader of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, ushering in the long and brutal dictatorship of Mohammad Reza Shah, widely seen as a U.S. puppet and himself overthrown by the Islamic revolution of 1979.

"Stephen Kinzers brilliant reconstruction of the Iranian coup is made even more fascinating by the fact that it is true. It is as gripping as a thriller, and also tells much about why the United States is involved today in places like Afghanistan and Iraq."-–Gore Vidal

This lecture is open to the public and free of charge. Seating is limited. Guests will be seated on a first arrival basis. For more information visit or phone 310.825-0604.

Cost : free

Burkle Center for International Relations310-825-0604

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies