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Haleh Esfandiari: My Prison, My Home

Haleh Esfandiari: My Prison, My Home

Dr. Esfandiari speaks about her book "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran."

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Duration: 29:34

Dr. Haleh Esfandiari is an Iranian American academic and the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Her areas of expertise include Middle Eastern women's issues, contemporary Iranian intellectual currents and politics, and democratic developments in the Middle East, and she frequently writes, lectures, and organizes symposia on these topics. In 2007 she was detained, in solitary confinement, in Iran's Evin Prison for more than 110 days, between May 8 and August 21.

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Center for Near Eastern Studies