Speeches

 

Israel, Iran and the US: A Complex Triangle, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, April 1, 2015

The Rise of ISIS and the Changing Landscape of the Middle East, The Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, November 6, 2014

Striving for Human Rights in Iran, Persian, Los Angeles, California, October 23, 2014

The Paradox That Is Persia, TEDx Stanford University, CA, May 10, 2014

Prospects and Problems of Democracy in Iran, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, November 25, 2013

Abbas Milani on “Negahi Be Shah”, Persian, Vancouver speech, November 19, 2013

Part 2

Berkeley Lecture Series, Persian, November 3, 2013

Berkeley Lecture Series, Persian, August 4, 2013

Iranian Presidential Elections: Implications for Iran, the Region and the World, World Affairs Council of Northern California, June 27, 2013

Manifestation of Light in the West, Grand Canyon Bahá’í Conference, January 22, 2013

Berkeley Lecture Series, Persian, November 11, 2012

Democracy and Theocracy: Confluence or Conflict, Association of Friends of Persian Culture Conference Chicago, Persian, September 16, 2012

Modernization, Abbas Milani speech at UCLA conference, Persian, April 23, 2011

The Shah and Ayatollahs: Ruptures and Continuities in Iranian Politics, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan, March 17, 2011 (Series of 8 videos)

Berkeley Lecture Series – Abbas Milani on his book, “The Shah,” March 6, 2011 (Series of 16 videos)

What A Nuclear Iran Means, World Affairs Council, Dallas, February 24, 2011

The Shah, the Ayatollah, and Iran’s Nuclear Program – Double Talk or Double Standards?, California Commonwealth, January 19, 2011

The Enduring Influence of Iran’s Last Shah, World Affairs Council of Northern California, January 25, 2011

Hoover Institution: Ask the Expert, Stanford University, CA, September 29, 2010

Hearings on Iran: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy, Testimony before Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, July 22, 2009, WEBCAST

Iran’s Clenched Fist Election: What Next for U.S. Foreign Policy?, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC, June 23, 2009

The Shah and the Islamic Revolution, Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University, English, May 24, 2009

Nuke, Kooks, and Democracy in Iran, Authors@Google talk, Goggle, Inc., Mt. View, CA, August 13, 2008

Prospects For Democracy in Iran, Foundation for Defense of Democracy, Conference on Confronting The Iranian Threat: The Way Forward, Freeport, Bahamas, May 30, 2007, TRANSCRIPT

Islam and Science, Muslim Scholar & Entrepreneur Award, Faculty Club, Stanford University, May 23, 2007, TRANSCRIPT

Ebrahim Golestan in Conversation with Abbas Milani, Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, May 10, 2007, TRANSCRIPT

Understanding the Iran Crisis, United States House of Representatives, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing, January 31, 2007, TRANSCRIPT, WEBCAST

Christina Moghadam Lecture on Iran: Studying the Land of the Sophy, Hamid and Christrina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies Celebration, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, October 17, 2006, TRANSCRIPT

Lost Wisdom, Persian Poetry & Literature Club, Calgary, Canada, November 26, 2005

Exile and Identity, Mehregan Foundation, The San Diego Seminar and the Question of Iranian Identity, September 2, 2005, TRANSCRIPT

Character as Destiny: The Portrait of the Shah as a Young Man. Synopsis for Oxford Conference, July 2005, Persian TRANSCRIPT.

Character as Destiny: The Portrait of the Shah as a Young Man. Synopsis for Oxford Conference, July 2005, English TRANSCRIPT.

 

Conferences

 

Persian Conference Speech, Persian, Toronto, Canada, May 2014

In Memory of Amin Banani: A life in letters and Iranian Studies, English, Speakers: Sheila Banani, Firuz Kazemzadeh, Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, Wali Ahmadi, John Eilts, Bahram Beyzaie and Abbas Milani, Stanford University, English, February 25, 2014

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion, World Affairs Council, English, Speakers: Abbas Milani, Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, Abraham Sofaer, and George P. Shultz, English, March 14, 2013

Open Office Hours with Abbas Milani, Stanford University, CA, September 2011

Part Two

Part Three

Arab Spring, California Commonwealth Club, July 18, 2011

Struggle of a Nation, Abbas Milani series of lectures, English, December 22, 2010

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Prospects for Democracy in Iran: Assessing the Regime and the Opposition, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA., November 2, 2007

Ahmadinejad and Iran’s Nuclear Program, Hoover Institution, Fall 2007 Retreat, Stanford, C.A.,
October 29, 2007

Will Iran be the Next Iraq?, Hoover Institution, Washington, D.C., Stanford, CA., March 15, 2005

Iran’s Nuclear Program: International Implications + U.S. Foreign Policy Options, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA., November 11, 2004

Politics, Society, and Economy in a Changing Iran, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA, May 20- 21, 2004

Politics and Governance in a Changing Iran, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA, November 21, 2003

 

TV, Newspaper & Radio Interviews

U.S. Issues New Sanctions on Iran in Response to Test Missile Launch, English, KQED Radio’s Forum with Mina Kim, February 3, 2017

Interview: Revolution or Monarchy, Which One Deceived Society?, Persian, Asre Andiseh, December, 2016

Months left to strike final nuke deal, English, MSNBC, April 18, 2015

Interview with Abbas Milani on “The Shah”, Persian, BBC Persian, January 13, 2015

Abbas Milani on Iran’s Encounter with Modernity, Persian, BBC Persian, January 6, 2015

Time Running Out for Nuclear Negotiations with Iran, English, KQED Radio’s Forum with Michael Krasny, November 19, 2014

Abbas Milani: The Rise of ISIS and the Changing Landscape of the Middle East, English, Commonwealth Club, November 6, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, July 26, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, July 18, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, June 29, 2014

The Iran Connection, Abbas Milani interview with For Your Ears Only, English, June 22, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, April 19, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, April 6, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, March 30, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, March 27, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, March 15, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, March 1, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, February 22, 2014

Milani: The Shah Examined in Comparison to the Chinese Model, Radio Farda, Persian, February 20, 2014

Abbas Milani on the Persian Arab Ethnic Conflict, Fora TV, January 1, 2014

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, December 28, 2013

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, December 21, 2013

Exclusive Interview about “Negahi Be Shah, Persian, Parvaz TV, November 19, 2013

Abbas Milani on “Negahi be Shah”, Persian, interview with Parvaz Film Corporation, Nov 14, 2013

Abbas Milani on The Shah, Persian, October 26, 2013

Interview with Abbas Milani, Voice of America (TV), Persian News Network, October 25, 2013

Voice of America’s coverage of Abbas Milani’s “Negahi Be Shah”, Persian, September 1, 2013

Life of Abbas Milani, Voice of America (TV), Persian News Network, August 25, 2013

Voice of America’s coverage of the release of “Negahi Be Shah”, Persian, August 23, 2013

Abbas Milani on The Shah, interview with Jaleh Benshian, Persian, August 12, 2013

Abbas Milani interview on The Shah, Book TV interview at the Hoover Institution, English, June 17, 2013

A Candid Discussion with Abbas Milani, Foreign Policy Association, April 11, 2013

Abbas Milani on The Shah, KRSI (Radio Seda-ye Iran – Radio voice of Iran – in LA), Persian, February 19, 2013

Part 2

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, Andisheh TV, February 3, 2013

Part 2

Part 3

Abbas Milani on Modernity, Persian interview, January 18, 2013

Part 2

Abbas Milani on Salman Rushdi’s Memoir: “Joseph Anton”, Persian interview, November 28, 2012

Abbas Milani on The Shah, Persian interview, December 17, 2011

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Is Iran’s Regime Capable of Attacks Inside the U.S.?, PBS Newshour, October 11, 2011

Pejvak interview with Abbas Milani, Persian, September 20, 2011

Abbas Milani on The Shah, Q with Jian Ghomeshi, August 8, 2011

Abbas Milani on The Shah, Persian, LenzIran, May 17, 2011

Abbas Milani talks about his book “The Shah”, Interview with BBC Persian TV, Persian, May 11, 2011

In Depth: Tensions in the Middle East, CBS San Francisco, March 27, 2011

Abbas Milani on The Shah, New America Now, March 4, 2011

Interview with Abbas Milani, The Charlie Rose Show, March 3, 2011

Iran’s 1979 Revolution is a Cautionary Tale, NPR Morning Edition, February 15, 2011

Will Iran Change Heavy-Handed Tactics Against Pro-Reform Protests?, CNN, February 11, 2011

Islamist Groups, Democratic Nations Cast Watchful Eye on Egypt, CNN, February 11, 2011

Monsters and Masters, The Leonard Lopate Show, February 10, 2011

The Last Shah of Iran, The Leonard Lopate Show, February 10, 2011

Abbas Milani on “The Shah”, Interview in the library of Congress, Persian, February 9, 2011

Why the Shah Matters, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, February 8, 2011

Iran Glories in Egypt’s Unrest, Perhaps Too Soon, NPR, February 5, 2011

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, KRSI (Radio Seda-ye Iran – Radio voice of Iran – in LA), December 15, 2010

Part 2

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, KRSI (Radio Seda-ye Iran – Radio voice of Iran – in LA), June 14, 2010

Part 2

 

Siamak Dehghanpour’s Interview with Prof. Abbas Milani, Voice of America, Persian, January 11, 2010

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Kto rzadzi Iranem, Gazeta, TRANSCRIPT in Polish, December 30, 2009

Abbas Milani on present day Iran, IRTV interview at Sanford University, Persian, December 4, 2009

Part 2

Part 3

Abbas Milani: Discussion on his books on modernity in Iran, BBC TV Persian Program, Persian, October 11, 2009

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, KRSI (Radio Seda-ye Iran – Radio voice of Iran – in LA), September 30, 2009

Part 2

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, KRSI (Radio Seda-ye Iran – Radio voice of Iran – in LA), September 8, 2009

Part 2

Part 3

Iran’s Breaking Point?, Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, TRANSCRIPT, June 18, 2009

In Iran, Disputed Election Fuels Ongoing Political Unrest, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, June 18, 2009

Is Iran Collapsing?, Anderson Cooper 260 Degrees, TRANSCRIPT, June 17, 2009

Iranian Election Results, Charlie Rose, June 15, 2009

Exclusive interview with Abbas Milani and Kazem Alamdari on Iran’s 2009 Presidential Election, IRTV, Persian, June 8, 2009

Abbas Milani with Hossein Mohri, Persian, KRSI (Radio Seda-ye Iran – Radio voice of Iran – in LA), May 11, 2009

Part 2

Machiavelli and Modern Social Science, Etemaad Melli, Persian, May 4, 2009

An Interview with Abbas Milani on his latest book, Eminent Persians, Zamaaneh.com, Persian, March 17, 2009

Abbas Milani on modernity in Iranian Literature, English interview, February 1, 2009

History Forum, Iranian.com, Persian, January 27, 2009

Abbas Milani and Barbara Slavin: Inside Iran, Commonwealth Club, English interview, April 8, 2008

A Look Inside Iran, Minnesota Public Radio, February 15, 2008

Abbas Milani on SUGIA, Persian interview, February 5, 2008

Iraq Redux: The Consequences of a U.S. Attack on Iran, A World of Possibilities, November 27, 2007

Abbas Milani interview with Firouzeh Khatibi, Mehrgan Seminar, San Diego, Persian, October 12, 2007

Part 2

Part 3

Will U.S.-Iran Talks on Iraq Lead to Other Topics?, NPR All Things Considered, May 28, 2007

Interview with Abbas Milani, Hamihan Newspaper, 2007

U.S. Launches New Talks to Secure Iraq, ABC Channel 7 News, TRANSCRIPT, February 27, 2007

Rial Politik: Dufusing the Iran Nuclear Crisis, Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover Institution, taped December 13, 2004

Great Expectations: Democracy in Iran, Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover Institution, taped April 28, 2003