Sally Mauk talks with Iranian author and scholar Haleh Esfandiari

Haleh Esfandiari

Iranian-born Haleh Esfandiari fled her native country after the 1979 revolution. She is now Director of the Middle East Program for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. In 2007,while visiting her mother in Iran, Esfandiari was arrested and imprisoned in solitary confinement. International pressure secured her release, and she has written a book about the experience, titled “My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran”. Esfandiari is in Missoula to lecture, and took time to sit down in our studios with News Director Sally Mauk to talk about why she left Iran – and her hopes for its future….

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