Researching Covert Operations in Iran

A Conversation with Mark Gasiorowski (VIDEO)

Arash Norouzi

The Mossadegh Project | May 6, 2022                     

“Researching Covert Operations in Iran:” A Conversation with Mark Gasiorowski

Professor Mark J. Gasiorowski Prof. Mark J. Gasiorowski is a scholar and political scientist focusing particularly on modern Iranian history, U.S.-Iran relations and covert operations. An author and lecturer, he has written extensively about the CIA-backed 1953 coup in Iran. Soon after his recent retirement, Gasiorowski joined several of his colleagues for a roundtable discussion of his academic career, offering his seasoned advice on securing and conducting interviews with historical subjects.

March 10, 2021 • 2:00 PM
Presented by The National Security Archive (GWU)


Homa Katouzian
St. Antony’s College, Oxford

Roham Alvandi
London School of Economics

Farideh Farhi
University of Hawaii, Manoa


Malcolm Byrne
Deputy Director and Director of Research
National Security Archive (George Washington University)

Length: 115 minutes

The 1953 Coup in Iran Was An Act of War | by Arash Norouzi
The 1953 Coup in Iran Was An Act of War | by Arash Norouzi


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