Wallace House Presents “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison”

February 08, 2019

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Journalist and author, Jason Rezaian

“Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison” with journalist and author Jason Rezaian

March 12, 2019 | 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Free and open to the public.

Book signing by author will follow the event.

Event will be livestreamed. »



In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his family, the Washington Post, and prominent journalism organizations for his release. Join Rezaian for a discussion on his book “Prisoner,” which details his 18-month imprisonment in a maximum security facility, his journey through the Iranian legal system and how his release became part of the Iran nuclear deal.

Jason Rezaian is a contributor to CNN and  a writer for Global Opinions at the Washington Post. He served as the paper’s correspondent in Tehran from 2012 to 2016. Born and raised in Marin Country, California, Rezaian is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, New School University.


Iranian Studies and Global Islamic Studies Center are a co-sponsors of this event.