Cyrus Amir-Mokri on Pros and Cons of 1906 Constitution


Cyrus Amir-Mokri on Pros and Cons of 1906 Constitution
by Darius Kadivar

Cyrus Amir-Mokri, a lawyer of Iranian descent, discusses Iran's constitutional system of government. This address was given during the World Affairs Councils of America's Teachers Workshop on Persia during July 2008.


Original Draft of Iran’s 1906 Constitution and it’s Supplement (Foundation of Iranian Studies)

World Affairs Councils of America's Teachers Workshop on Persia (July 2008):

Part I:

Part II:

Profile of The Speaker @ Iranian American Political Action Committee

Cyrus Amir-Mokri was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He has been living in the United States since 1981.

After attending Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin for one year, Mr. Amir-Mokri attended Harvard College, graduating in 1986 with a degree in biochemistry. Mr.Amir-Mokri then studied history at the University of Chicago, where he concentrated principally on diplomatic and on modern Middle Eastern history. A recipient of a Mellon Foundation dissertation year fellowship, he authored a doctoral dissertation on Iranian constitutional history.

Upon completing his doctoral studies, Mr. Amir-Mokri attended the University of Chicago Law School, from which he was graduated in 1995. Since his graduationfrom law school, Mr. Amir-Mokri has practiced law in Illinois and New York, and has served as law clerk to the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Mr. Amir-Mokri currently resides in New York City, where he also practices law. He is a member of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Cyrus Amir-Mokri is also one of the original trustees and board members of PAAIA (See Profile Here)



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