Afkhami, Gholam Reza
Oral History Interview
Homayun Majd and Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland
September 1982 and June 1990
73pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph
Professor, College of Economics and Political Science, National (Melli) University of Iran, 1967-1979, Associate Dean, 1970-1974; Deputy Minister of Interior, 1974-1975; Secretary-General,Iranian National Committee for World Literacy Program,1975-79.
Family and educational background; student politics in Tehran in the 1940s and early 1950s; on Mosaddeq's premiership and the nationalization of oil; role of leftists, nationalists and religious elements in the nationalization of oil movement; character and extent of socioeconomic development of Iran during the last twenty years of the Shah's regime; factors important in the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79; on the Rastakhiz Party; 1975 parliamentary elections under Rastakhiz; on Prime Minister Hoveyda's tenure of office; working with Jamshid Amuzegar in the Ministry of Interior; theory, strategy and organization of Iranian national campaign against illiteracy; on the debates over the issues of decentralization of power and political participation in Iran in the 1970s; on the Shah's character traits; on the Revolution.