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Haleh Esfandiari Comes to Boston College
"My Prison, My Home”
Haleh Esfandiari to Speak at Boston College
WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m., the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, together with the Boston College’s Department of Political Science and Center for Human Rights and International Justice, will host a lecture entitled “My Prison, My Home,” to be held in Gasson Hall, Room 100. This lecture coincides with the release of her new book, My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran.
The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Middle East Program director at the Wilson Center, who in 2007 was detained for eight months in Iran, spending over three months in Tehran’s Evin Prison. Based on her experience, Esfandiari will discuss the seemingly intractable problems between Iran and the United States, possible solutions, and future relations in light of recent and upcoming elections in both countries. Esfandiari is a distinguished Iranian-American public intellectual who is the former deputy secretary general of the Women's Organization of Iran and has taught at Princeton University. She has worked in Iran as a journalist and is the author of Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Awards dinner, which will take place on November 19th at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. The awards dinner will honor Nicholas Negroponte and John Henry for their public service and corporate citizenship respectively.
What: Lecture, “My Prison, My Home”
Who: Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar
When: Wednesday, September 30,, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Gasson Hall, Room 100 - Commonwealth Avenue in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
This event is free and open to the public.
To RSVP please contact Steven Guzowski at (202) 691-4342 or Steven.Guzowski@Wilsoncenter.org.
Media planning to cover the lecture should contact Sharon McCarter at (202) 691-4016 or email@example.com.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs.