TITLE: My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran
SPEAKER: Haleh Esfandiari
EVENT DATE: 2009/11/17
RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes
Haleh Esfandiar, author and director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars speaks on her recently published memoir "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran."
Speaker Biography: Haleh Esfandiari is director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Vienna. Her experience includes former Deputy Secretary General of the Women's Organization of Iran; journalist; Fellow at the Wilson Center, 1995-96; educator at Princeton University, 1980-94; and frequent lecturer on current Iranian and Middle Eastern affairs. Her expertise involves democratic and political developments in the Middle East, Middle Eastern women's issues, and contemporary Iranian intellectual currents and politics.