Ali Ansari on the historical context of the Iran’s push for human rights.
Professor of Iranian history & Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews
Ali M Ansari BA (Lon) PhD (Lon) is a professor of Iranian history & Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews; Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute; and Vice President of the British Institute for Persian Studies. He is the author of The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran CUP, 2012, Crisis of Authority: Iran’s 2009 Presidential Election Chatham House, 2010; Iran Under Ahmadinejad, Adelphi Paper, IISS, January 2008, Confronting Iran: the failure of US policy and the roots of mistrust Hurst, London, 2006, Modern Iran since 1921: the Pahlavis and after, 2nd Edition, Longman, London, 2007, Iran, Islam & Democracy - The Politics of Managing Change 2nd Edition, RIIA, London, 2006. He is also Editor of the Cambridge History of Iran Vol 8 (The Islamic Republic).