Oral History Interview
Gholam Reza Afkhami
Bethesda, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia
March 27 and July 6, 1991, December 3, 1994
Editor, Jahan-e No Journal; Professor (1966-1979) and Dean, College of Economics and Political Science, National University of Iran, 1970-1974); Deputy Minister of Interior, 1974-1975; Secretary General, State Organization for Administration and Employment, 1975-1979.
Recollections of childhood, family and education; on the Russians in Tabriz during the Allied occupation of Iran; on activities in school during the war; coming to Tehran; School and university in Tehran; involvement in literary activity; employment in the National Railroad System; recollections of military service; editing Jahan-e No literary journal; on Iranian intellectuals during the 1940s and 1950s; on the Tehran political scene in the 1940s; on getting scholarship to the American University of Beirut; education in Beirut; Public Administration Program at the University of Southern California; teaching at the newly established National University of Iran; as deputy minster of interior for political and parliamentary affairs in 1974-75; on Baqer Namazi, Mostafa Alamuti, Holaku Rambod, Gholam Reza Afkhami; on Prime Minister Hoveyda; on Jamshid Amuzegar as Minister of Interior and as Prime Minister; as Secretary General of the State Organization for Administration and Employment; streamlining state administrative system; David Lillienthal's Development and Resources Organization in Iran; on John Macy; vision of Iran's future; on the Sharif-Emami cabinet; serving with General Gholam Reza Azhari; keeping appointment with Shapur Bakhtiyar on his last day in office; on the Iranian Revolution; on the Shah; on Queen Farah.