When: Thursday, September 12 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Talk begins 5:30 pm.
Where: The Santa Fe Higher Education Center. 1950 Siringo Rd.
Moderated by: Mary-Charlotte Domandi
Tickets: CIR Members: $10 online/$12 at the door. Nonmembers: $12 online /$15 at the door. Tickets available below!
In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd: Rezaian’s reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes.
Join us for a fantastic night, with Jason offering his thoughts on internal Iranian developments, U.S.-Iran relations, and of course discussing Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison―Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out.