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Professor Franklin Burroughs
Professor Burroughs started his carrier in Iran as an educator.He served as Department Chair and taught Economics and English in The National University and Iran College for Women in Tehran.He was a consultant to Ministry of Court, Imperial Organization for Social Services, Youth Palace and ...Executive Director of U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Iran.He
will be sharing for the first time his
experiences in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and the Hostage Crisis; how he
became the personal emissary from Mohammad Reza Shah to President Carter; his
relationship with Ayatollah Shariatmadari and his
attempts to enlist the assistance of the U.S. Department of State
to support a coup against khomini by military officers loyal to Shariatmadari.He
will be discussing the role of the U.S. in Islamic Revolution in Iran and the evolution of Terrorism and Fundamentalism in Middle East today.Professor Burroughs left Iran in 1979 and since that time has served as Chair of the MBA Department, Interim Dean of the School of Business in Notre Dame de Namur University, and Adjunct Professor in UC Berkeley until 2002.He has been an Advisor to US Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, and has appeared before The US congress for the Development of The European Union.