April 23, 2019
Reiss Center on Law and Security
Jason Rezaian, former Tehran Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, discussed his new book, “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison.” He was joined in conversation by RCLS Distinguished Senior Fellow Lisa Monaco, who served in the White House as Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama at the time of Rezaian’s detention and the efforts to secure his release.
“Prison” chronicles Rezaiain’s 2014 arrest and subsequent captivity in Iran’s notorious Evin prison and the complex, sustained efforts required to secure his release amidst high-stakes nuclear negotiations between the US and Iran. Rezaian recounts his journey in his new book, Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison.