Iran and the United States: Legacies of Hate


Location: O'Shaughnessy Hall, Room 119

Charles Cogan, associate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

A graduate of Harvard University, then a journalist, and then a military officer, Cogan spent 37 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, 23 of them on assignments overseas. From August 1979 to August 1984, he was chief of the Near East South Asia Division in the Directorate of Operations. From September 1984 to 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.

To make the seminar more interactive, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with Dr. Cogan’s articles and posts related Iran at

For more information, visit Charles Cogan’s website.

This event is part of the Notre Dame International Security Program Speaker Seminar Series.