Hoover Institution: Ask the Expert, Stanford University, CA, September 29, 2011

The Shah and Ayatollahs: Ruptures and Continuities in Iranian Politics, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan, March 17, 2011 (series of eight videos)

What A Nuclear Iran Means, World Affairs Council, Dallas, February 24, 2011

The Shah, the Ayatollah, and Iran’s Nuclear Program – Double Talk or Double Standards?, California Commonwealth, January 19, 2011

The Enduring Influence of Iran’s Last Shah, World Affairs Council of Northern California, January 25, 2011

Hearings on Iran: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy, Testimony before Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, July 22, 2009, WEBCAST

Iran’s Clenched Fist Election: What Next for U.S. Foreign Policy?, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC, June 23, 2009

Nuke, Kooks, and Democracy in Iran, Authors@Google talk, Goggle, Inc., Mt. View, CA, August 13, 2008

Prospects For Democracy in Iran, Foundation for Defense of Democracy, Conference on Confronting The Iranian Threat: The Way Forward, Freeport, Bahamas, May 30, 2007, TRANSCRIPT

Islam and Science, Muslim Scholar & Entrepreneur Award, Faculty Club, Stanford University, May 23, 2007, TRANSCRIPT

Ebrahim Golestan in Conversation with Abbas Milani, Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, May 10, 2007, TRANSCRIPT

Understanding the Iran Crisis, United States House of Representatives, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing, January 31, 2007, TRANSCRIPT, WEBCAST

Christina Moghadam Lecture on Iran: Studying the Land of the Sophy, Hamid and Christrina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies Celebration, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, October 17, 2006, TRANSCRIPT

Lost Wisdom, Persian Poetry & Literature Club, Calgary, Canada, November 26, 2005

Exile and Identity, Mehregan Foundation, The San Diego Seminar and the Question of Iranian Identity, September 2, 2005, TRANSCRIPT

Character as Destiny: The Portrait of the Shah as a Young Man. Synopsis for Oxford Conference, July 2005, Persian TRANSCRIPT.

Character as Destiny: The Portrait of the Shah as a Young Man. Synopsis for Oxford Conference, July 2005, English TRANSCRIPT.




Open Office Hours with Abbas Milani, Stanford University, CA, September 2011

Part Two

Part Three

Arab Spring, California Commonwealth Club, July 18, 2011

Prospects for Democracy in Iran: Assessing the Regime and the Opposition, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA., November 2, 2007

Ahmadinejad and Iran’s Nuclear Program, Hoover Institution, Fall 2007 Retreat, Stanford, C.A.,
October 29, 2007

Will Iran be the Next Iraq?, Hoover Institution, Washington, D.C., Stanford, CA., March 15, 2005

Iran’s Nuclear Program: International Implications + U.S. Foreign Policy Options, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA., November 11, 2004

Politics, Society, and Economy in a Changing Iran, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA, May 20- 21, 2004

Politics and Governance in a Changing Iran, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA, November 21, 2003


TV, Newspaper & Radio Interviews

Milani: The Shah Examined in Comparison to the Chinese Model, Radio Farda, February 20, 2014, in Persian

A Candid Discussion with Abbas Milani, Foreign Policy Association, April 11, 2013

Is Iran’s Regime Capable of Attacks Inside the U.S.?, PBS Newshour, October 11, 2011

In Depth: Tensions in the Middle East, CBS San Francisco, March 27, 2011

Abbas Milani on The Shah, New America Now, March 4, 2011

Interview with Abbas Milani, The Charlie Rose Show, March 3, 2011

Iran’s 1979 Revolution is a Cautionary Tale, NPR Morning Edition, February 15, 2011

Will Iran Change Heavy-Handed Tactics Against Pro-Reform Protests?, CNN, February 11, 2011

Islamist Groups, Democratic Nations Cast Watchful Eye on Egypt, CNN, February 11, 2011

Monsters and Masters, The Leonard Lopate Show, February 10, 2011

The Last Shah of Iran, The Leonard Lopate Show, February 10, 2011

Why the Shah Matters, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, February 8, 2011

Iran Glories in Egypt’s Unrest, Perhaps Too Soon, NPR, February 5, 2011

“Interview with Abbas Milani”, Voice of America (TV), Persian News Network, January 2010

Kto rzadzi Iranem, Gazeta, December 30, 2009, TRANSCRIPT in Polish

Abbas Milani: Discussion on his books on modernity in Iran, BBC TV Persian Program, October 11, 2009, in Persian

Iran’s Breaking Point?, Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, June 18, 2009, TRANSCRIPT

In Iran, Disputed Election Fuels Ongoing Political Unrest, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, June 18, 2009

Is Iran Collapsing?, Anderson Cooper 260 Degrees, June 17, 2009, TRANSCRIPT

Iranian Election Results, Charlie Rose, June 15, 2009

Machiavelli and Modern Social Science, Etemaad Melli, May 4, 2009, in Persian

An Interview with Abbas Milani on his latest book, Eminent Persians,, March 17, 2009, in Persian

History Forum,, January 27, 2009, in Persian

A Look Inside Iran, Minnesota Public Radio, February 15, 2008

Iraq Redux: The Consequences of a U.S. Attack on Iran, A World of Possibilities, November 27, 2007

Will U.S.-Iran Talks on Iraq Lead to Other Topics?, NPR All Things Considered, May 28, 2007

Interview with Abbas Milani, Hamihan Newspaper, 2007

U.S. Launches New Talks to Secure Iraq, ABC Channel 7 News, February 27, 2007, TRANSCRIPT

Rial Politik: Dufusing the Iran Nuclear Crisis, Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover Institution, taped December 13, 2004

Great Expectations: Democracy in Iran, Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover Institution, taped April 28, 2003