"Iran and the United States: Legacies of Hate"


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall


Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Associate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

A graduate of Harvard, then a journalist, and then a military officer, he spent thirty-seven years in the Central Intelligence Agency, 23 of them on assignments overseas.  From August 1979-August 1984 he was chief of the Near East South Asia Division in the Directorate of Operations. From September 1984-September 1989 he was CIA Chief in Paris. After leaving the CIA, he earned a doctorate in public administration at Harvard, in June 1992. He lectures and writes in English and French. For more information and biography background on Dr. Cogan please visit his website

Dr. Cogan's seminar on the history of relationship between Iran and the U.S. gathered large community of Notre Dame students faculty. You may download his presentation. Dr. Cogan has other numerous articles and postes related to Iran at Huffington Post