LSE KUWAIT PROGRAMME SPONSORED PUBLIC LECTURE
18:30 - 20:00, Thursday 23 October 2014, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
"A Matter of Life and Death for the Country”: The Iranian Intervention in Oman, 1972-1975
Speaker: Professor James Goode
This became one of the Shah’s most successful foreign initiatives. He entered at the request of Sultan Qabus to help quell a Marxist rebellion in Dhufar province. Acting for reasons wholly related to Iran’s regional security, he angered most of his Arab neighbors. His troops tipped the balance, helping to speed the end of the insurrection, for which Iran earned the lasting gratitude of the sultan.
Professor Goode teaches history at Grand Valley State University. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran, 1968-1971, and later taught for the University of Mashhad, 1971-1973. He has written widely on modern Iran, including Negotiating for the Past (2007), winner of the Robert H. Ferrell prize
The annual LSE Gulf History Lecture is hosted by the LSE Department of International History.