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Politics and Prose: Jason Rezaian

  • Betts Theatre 800 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20052 United States (map)

In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police and accused of spying for America. 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. In Prisoner, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial, his bond with his Iranian father, and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran. Written with wit, humor, and grace, Prisoner brings to life a fascinating, maddening culture in all its complexity. Rezaian will be in conversation with Frank Sesno, author, former CNN correspondent, and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. Book Included!

  • Meet Up Time: 6:00pm

  • Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor

  • Approximate End Time: 8:30pm

  • Transportation to event: Event is on campus (Betts Theatre)

  • Cost: Free