Mehdi Heravi – International Relations
Dr. Mehdi Heravi is a retired college history professor, author, and editor, born in Tehran and educated in Iran, England and the US. His interest was in international relations (with a focus on the Middle East and American government). This led him to the School of International Service at American University. In the early 1970’s the Shah of Iran was afraid of both the Red Revolution (Russian communist’s) and the Islamic Marxists in the small villages. His grandfather encouraged him to go to the US. He said 87 people hold 50% of the world’s wealth and they promote their political self interest VS the peoples interest. He talked about ISIS and said Iran was the only Middle East Power that could defeat ISIS.