SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

The myth of Perfidious Albion: Anglo-Iranian relations in historical context

Ali Ansari, St Andrews

Date: 18 February 2014Time: 5:45 PM

Finishes: 18 February 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

The political mythology of Anglo-Iranian relations often overshadows the much more complex nature of the relationship since relations were formalised in the 19th century. The lecture will situate the powerful mythology that has emerged within the broader historical context and conclude with an assessment of Anglo-Iranian attempts to further nuclear collaboration in the 1970s.

Chair: Hassan Hakimian, LMEI/SOAS

Organiser: London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Iranian Studies

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