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US foreign policy and the Iranian Revolution: the dynamics of engagement and strategic alliance

LSE Middle East Centre public lecture

Date: Monday 2 December 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Dr Christian Emery
Chair: Dr Roham Alvandi

During this talk, Dr Emery will discuss the main findings from his new book, US Foreign Policy and the Iranian Revolution: the Cold War Dynamics of Engagement and Strategic Alliance. He will show that, contrary to the claims of Iran's leaders, US diplomats tried in good faith to build bridges with the new regime. He will also discuss how Cold War dogma and a range of misperceptions undermined America's 'new' policy, providing a fresh perspective on the origins of one of the most bitter and enduring confrontations in international relations.

Christian Emery is a lecturer in international relations at the University of Plymouth. He completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham and held teaching positions at the University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham. Between 2010 and 2013 he was a fellow in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics.

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