Haleh Esfandiari will speak on "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran" at Xavier University’s Cintas Center at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 19. This free lecture, open to the public, is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Leadership Council, the American Jewish Committee and the Bruggeman Center for Dialogue. Esfandiari, a leading expert on Iran, was for a time imprisoned by the current regime. She is the director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Middle East Program, the former Deputy Secretary General of the Women's Organization of Iran, has taught at Princeton University, and has worked in Iran as a journalist. With a leadership that is unpredictable and possibly unstable, a desire to develop nuclear weapons, and its involvement in the Iraq war, Iran presents one of our most difficult foreign policy challenges.
Esfandiari’s book by the same title, "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran," will be available for purchase at the lecture.