For Immediate Release
Contact: Cristal Logan
Community Outreach Director
The Aspen Institute
Aspen, CO, October 6, 2010 ––The Aspen Institute will host Roxana Saberi, author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, at a Fireside Chat on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Aspen Meadows Resort. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now. Please register in advance by calling 970-544-7921.
A freelance journalist in Iran, Saberi was arrested in January 2009, and held for 100 days. Her arrest, captivity, and liberation present an eyewitness to history. Join us for this intimate, in-depth examination of Iran, freedom of the press, and human rights. Iran ranks 172 of 175 in terms of press freedom, the sixth-leading jailer of journalists worldwide. Of Iranian and Japanese parents, Saberi is deeply involved in international human rights. A graduate of Concordia College, Northwestern University, and the University of Cambridge, Saberi has masters degrees in Journalism and International Relations. She has received the Medill Medal of Courage, the Ilaria Alpi Freedom of the Press Award, and the Project for Middle East Democracy Award. For more information about Roxana, please visit www.roxanasaberi.com.