Jo-Anne Hart

Lesley University

Jo-Anne Hart is an associate professor of education at Lesley University, where she also teaches international politics in the Middle East. She is a founding member of the Middle East Negotiation Project at Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C. She has lectured widely at more than two dozen universities, and has given briefings for the U.S. State Department and the military, including Central Command. Hart was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ year-long working group on the Persian Gulf. Currently, Hart is a consultant for the U.S. Army regarding future security challenges in the Persian Gulf. Her numerous publications on Middle East politics and security appear in books and academic journals in the field. She received her BA in political science from UCLA and her MA and PhD in political science from New York University.

What is at stake in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program?
How has the current leadership in Iran and the U.S. changed international affairs?
What major historical events have shaped relations between Iran and the United States?
Can we trust Iran to keep its nuclear agreement?
What is Iran’s role in the Middle East?
What was the Constitutional Revolution?
Who are you and what do you do?
Why were mosques important in protests against the government?
Why did women start veiling themselves again during the Revolution?
Why is the 1953 coup important to Iranians?
To nationalize means to bring under government control. How did Iran nationalize its oil?
How did the United States intervene in Iran in 1953?
How did Reza Shah’s son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi come to power?
How did Reza Shah try to modernize Iran?
How did Reza Khan change the role of the government?
Why did oil become important in World War I?
What roles did Britain and Russia play in Iran?
How did Reza Khan become the shah?
What do Iranians think about the United States?
Why might Iran want nuclear weapons?
Why is Iran concerned about U.S. policy?
What are the U.S. and Iranian perspectives on Iran’s nuclear policy?
How did the hostage crisis end?
How did the United States try to rescue the hostages?
How did the hostage crisis affect U.S. perceptions of Iran?
What was the Iranian reaction to the hostage crisis?
What was the hostage crisis?
What was the Iranian Revolution?
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