Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/01/19/Abbas_Milani_The_Last_Shah_of_Iran Scholar Abbas Milani believes Iran is on its way to nuclear proliferation, which he fears will mark the end of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the beginning of an arms race in the Middle East. "Many of the radicals are very influential in these countries," says Milani. "If one of these radical groups get its hands on one of these weapons, they will detonate it." ----- Abbas Milani is Co-Director of the Iran Democracy Project and author of The Shah. He will reveal the complex and sweeping road that has brought the U.S. and Iran to where they are today. The life of Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, continues to resonate today. Milani looks at the monarch who shaped Iran's modern age and with it the contemporary politics of the Middle East. - The Commonwealth Club of California Abbas Milani is a research fellow and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution. In addition, Dr. Milani is Director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University and a visiting professor in the department of political science. His expertise is U.S.-Iran relations, Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. Milani was a professor of history and political science and chair of the department at Notre Dame de Namur University and a research fellow at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Milani was an assistant professor in the faculty of law and political science at Tehran University and a member of the board of directors of Tehran University's Center for International Studies from 1979 to 1987. He was a research fellow at the Iranian Center for Social Research from 1977 to 1978 and an assistant professor at the National University of Iran from 1975 to 1977.
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