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The 1953 Coup 60 Years On: A Symposium

July 23, 2013
Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, overthrown in the 1953 coup.

Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, overthrown in the 1953 coup.

The National Security Archive is co-sponsoring a 60th anniversary retrospective look at the 1953 coup in Iran.  The symposium takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, from 9:00-12:30pm, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars here in DC.

One of the pivotal events of modern Iranian – and Middle Eastern – history, the coup and its context continue to spark academic and political debate because of their significance for subsequent developments in Iran as well as for the Islamic Republic’s relations with the United States and the West.

Hosted by the History and Public Policy Program and the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, the event – The 1953 Coup 60 Years On: A Symposium – will serve as a forum for new evidence and fresh analysis by some of the top experts in the field. Participants will discuss their latest findings and their assessments of the most recent published works about the coup.  The conference seeks to identify new as well as lingering historical questions about this critical period for future research.

Location: 6th Floor Board Room, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC

For program and other information: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-1953-coup-60-years-symposium

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