Roxana Saberi

Lecture and Book Signing!

2014J-Term Speaker


Monday, April 14, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


ASC Woulfe North & South


Roxana Saberi is an author and journalist.

She moved to Iran in 2003 to work as the Iran correspondent for the U.S.-based Feature Story News. She filed reports for organizations such as NPR, BBC, ABC Radio and Fox News and was working on a book about Iran when she was arrested on January 31, 2009. Saberi was later sentenced to eight years in prison on a trumped-up charge of espionage. In May 2009, an Iranian court overturned the sentence, and she was released.

After returning to the United States, Saberi wrote Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, which was published by HarperCollins and has been translated into several languages. She also worked as a freelance journalist, with articles published in The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, CNN.comThe Daily Beast, and Chicago Tribune. She has been interviewed by organizations such as FOX News, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, CNN, PRI, NPR, and C-SPAN, as well as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will be Monday, April 14, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Anderson Student Center – Woulfe North & South.  The doors for the lecture will open at 6:30 p.m.  Books will be available for sale at the book signing and reception immediately following the lecture.

Parking will be available at the Anderson Parking Facility located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.  Upon entering the ramp do not take a ticket you will need to swipe a credit card at the gate to enter. Upon leaving, you will swipe your credit card again to exit.  The length and cost of your stay is automatically determined by the times of your card swipes.

This event is sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, University Lectures Committee, Luann Dummer Center for Women, Women's Studies, Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement, Faculty Development and Sociology & Criminal Justice.