'Authoring a Coup: the 1953 CIA Intervention in Iran'

Series Name American Studies Annual Lecture
Speaker Professor Hugh Wilford (California State University)
Type Lectures & Talks
When 12 Mar 2015, 05:30PM - 06:30PM
Venue Astley Clarke Lecture Theatre
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact Dr George Lewis gdgl1@le.ac.uk xt 5370

This year’s American Studies Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Hugh Wilford (California State University, Long Beach). Hugh is an internationally renowned scholar of the CIA, having published such books as America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East and The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America, although he was initially trained as a U.S. intellectual historian, concentrating on the New York Intellectuals and the culture of the Cold War. He has taught in the United Kingdom, primarily at the University of Sheffield, before taking up a Chair in the History Department of California State University in 2006. His lecture focuses on the CIA’s involvement in the 1953 coup in Iran, and is entitled, “Authoring a Coup: Kermit ‘Kim’ Roosevelt, Imperial Romance, and the 1953 CIA Intervention in Iran.”

The lecture will be in the Astley Clarke Lecture Theatre at 5:30pm on Thursday 12 March. All welcome.

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