Former Iranian prisoner Jason Rezaian opens ILS Spring Lecture Series

Marin County native Jason Rezaian, former Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post, opened the 2019 Spring Lecture Leadership Series at Dominican University of California in San Rafael on Monday before an appreciative crowd of more than 600 in Angelico Concert Hall.

Rezaian, now an opinion writer for the Post and contributor to CNN, appeared in conversation with comic and television host W. Kamau Bell to discuss his new book, Prisoner.

Rezaian, the son of an Iranian father and American mother, spent 18 months detained in an Iranian prison before his release in 2016. He was convicted – but never sentence – of espionage in a closed-door trial in Iran. He recently recounted his ordeal in a Washington Post story.

The series is presented by Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) in partnership with Book Passage.

All lectures are held in Dominican’s Angelico Concert Hall off Acacia Avenue. Doors open one hour prior to the programs. Free parking is available in the Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues.

January 17, 2019