Christopher de Bellaigue: “Patriot of Persia: Mohammad Mosadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup”


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The Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies, in co-sponsorship with the Department of History present:

“Patriot of Persia: Mohammad Mosadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup”

by Christopher de Bellaigue, Journalist and Author

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
6:30pm
Humanities Gateway 1010

Born in London in 1971, Christopher de Bellaigue has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. His book Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town was shortlisted for the prestigious Orwell Book Prize for political writing. De Bellaigue has been a frequent contributor to The Economist, The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books.

The lecture will be a reading from his most recent book PATRIOT OF PERSIA: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup.

For additional information, please contact the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture or the Department of History.

Event is free and open to the public.