Reza Pahlavi to Speak on Middle East Dilemma at Yale University

Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran, will address the Yale community on October 29 at 6 p.m. in William Harkness Hall’s Sudler Auditorium located at 100 Wall Street.

A proponent of nonviolent transition to democracy in Iran, Pahlavi’s talk is titled “Iran’s Dilemma: The Islamic Republic and the Current Crisis in the Middle East.”

Pahlavi, visiting Yale as the 2001 Arnold Wolfers Fellow, is currently leading a campaign of political defiance against the clerical regime of Iran by advocating a nonviolent, civil-disobedience movement. A frequent television guest commentator, he has called for a national referendum to determine the political future for the people of Iran.

In 1978, Pahlavi, then Crown Prince of Iran, left his homeland to pursue a degree in political science at the University of Southern California. An accomplished fighter pilot, Pahlavi also completed the United States Air Force Training Program at the former Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas. He currently lives with his family in Maryland.

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