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Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War

Matthew K. Shannon

Abstract

Losing Hearts and Minds analyzes the relationship between the United States, Iran, and their citizens between the Second World War and the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Rather than a narrow focus on the security and economic considerations of U.S. policymakers, the book explores how the educational networks that brought Iranian students to the United States helped define the contours of the binational relationship during the Cold War era. The United States aimed to create a cultural foundation for the official relationship and to provide Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with educated elites to adminis ... More

Keywords: U.S.-Iran relations, Cold War diplomacy, Modern Iran, International education, Modernization, Human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501713132
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713132.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew K. Shannon, author
Emory & Henry College