عنوان مقاله [English]
For a long time, Iran's geopolitical position has attracted the attention of policy makers of many countries. In the meantime, one of the countries that seeks political and cultural relations with Iran has been the United States. The change in the general policies of the United States after the First World War made this country come out of political isolation and present itself as a superpower in the world arena. In the second half of the 19th century, America decided to expand its cultural relations with the world, including the Middle East. At this point, cultural relations between America and Iran were completely separated from political relations; But during the second Pahlavi period, American cultural goals were completely in line with the foreign policy principles of this country. The establishment of cultural institutions in Iran, including the Iranian-American Association, was to achieve these goals. Therefore, the effort and direct cultural activities of America through the association to find a way to approach the youth can be considered as one of the areas of control of the education and training system; Therefore, the current research is trying to explain this issue using a historical method based on archival documents and reports and using a descriptive-analytical approach. The findings of the research show that the American cultural programs in the form of the Iranian-American Association were completely consistent with the American foreign policy in Iran to influence the educational and academic levels of the country.