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Anglo-Iranian Relations Revisited: The Curious Case of the Proposed Nuclear Company of Britain and Iran

In this talk, Professor Ali Ansari will look at the Iranian proposal in 1977 to establish a joint British-Iranian nuclear company which would have entailed the construction of up to twenty nuclear reactors in Iran in return for significant Iranian investment in British Industry. Had the deal been followed through, it would have marked an unprecedented shift in British-Iranian relations. His presentation will chart the rise and fall of the negotiations and what they reveal about the nature of Iran’s relations with Britain.

Event Details

Speaker: Professor Ali Ansari, St Andrews University
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE
Date:  Wednesday 19 November 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: Room G.01, Tower 1, Clement's Inn, LSE|
Event Hashtag: #LSEAnsari
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis. Our events are very well attended, please make sure to arrive early. We cannot guarantee entry.



Ali Ansari is Professor of Iranian History at St. Andrews University, where he is also the founding Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies. He is also president of the British Institute for Persian Studies. Professor Ansari's research interests include the development of the State in Iran in the modern era, with a particular focus on nationalism, mythology and the use (and abuse) of history.

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