Don’t miss our spring Global Security Lecture features Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Dr. Esfandiari will provide a talk on Monday, April 21, 5:3o pm in the Toyota Auditorium on the topic: Iran: Defender or Disrupter of Regional Security. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Many of you may remember Dr. Esfandiari’s name in the news when she was arrested in Iran, while visiting her mother in 2007. She wrote a book, My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran, based on the 105 days she spent in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison.
Dr. Esfandiari taught at Princeton University from 1980-94, teaching Persian language, contemporary Persian literature, and courses on the women’s movement in Iran. Prior to Princeton, she taught at the Institute for Mass Communication in Tehran and for two years at Oxford University. She served as deputy secretary general of the Women’s Organization of Iran. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, including: Foreign Policy, Journal of Democracy, New Republic, NY Times, to name a few. You can learn more about her here haleh-esfandiari