Princeton University Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran/Persian Gulf Studies

Arash Davari is Assistant Professor of Politics at Whitman College and a Visiting Academic Professional at Princeton University’s Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.

Developments in Iran in the 1970's reflected patterns in other locales similarly in flux—from Vietnam, Cuba, and Palestine to the United Kingdom, the United States, and the United Nations.

But revolutionary Iran did not just reflect global history. It shaped it. Circumstances specific to Iran inspired activism bridging hastily presumed divides between guerrilla warfare and human rights. Revisiting these archives adds to a burgeoning historiography about the long 1970s.