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Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Roxana Saberi - Journalist & Author of "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran"
6 ratings
3.3 average rating
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43 events
10 reviews
30 stars
attended Apr 21 2010

Every word in her presentation was scripted ahead of time. While she experienced something very traumatic, it didn't seem that way because she projected very little emotion. I am sorry I drove 60 miles to Palo Alto for this.

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15 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 21 2010

This could have been an interesting talk about her life in Iran, what she was doing, her interactions with the people, how Iranians viewed us...Instead she gave a long boring description of the prison, and her interrogation. Apparently she visited...continued

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 21 2010

I enjoyed her presentation. It was interesting.

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A journalist imprisoned in Iran breaks her silence to tell a harrowing story of imprisonment and ultimate release. While working in Iran last year, Saberi made international headlines when she was dragged from her home, detained and arrested by intelligence agents. Cut off from the outside world, Saberi was accused of espionage and later sentenced to eight years in Evin, Iran’s most notorious prison. After months of appeals, the charges against Saberi were finally reduced and she was released and returned back to the United States. She will shed light on Iran’s political regime and the current challenges facing the country.

About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.