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Haleh Esfandiari

Director, Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

Haleh Esfandiari appears in the following:

Can There Be Real and Lasting Change With Iran?

Monday, September 23, 2013

This fall may be the U.S.'s first opportunity for real and lasting change with Iran. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the way forward between the U.S. and Iran is Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Colonel Dave Roeder is a retired Air Force Colonel and one of the 52 American hostages held during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. He joins us today to discuss his experience and how he views the new stance of Iran.


My Prison, My Home

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Haleh Esfandiari, the founding director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Middle East Program and former deputy secretary general of the Women's Organization of Iran, tells the story of how she was interrogated and imprisoned in Iran when the country's Intelligence Ministry believed she was part of an American conspiracy for ...

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Former Iranian Prisoner Tells Her Story

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

In 2007, Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari left the U.S. on an annual visit to her mother in Iran. But when she got to the country, she was promptly arrested and charged with treason. She tells us how she was kept in solitary confinement for more than 100 days and subjected to grueling interrogations. This is all in her new memoir, "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran".