Camden Conference welcomes new speakers

Feb 06, 2020
Jason and Yeganeh Rezaian will speak at the upcoming Camden Conference Feb. 21-13.

Camden — Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh have been added to the speaker roster for the upcoming Camden Conference. Rezaian is a “Global Opinions” writer for The Washington Post, a CNN contributor and a vocal advocate for press freedom around the world, as well as for Americans falsely imprisoned abroad.  From 2009 to 2014, he was the lone American correspondent working in Iran for the international press.  In July 2014, he and his wife, Yeganeh, were detained by Iranian authorities.  The following year, he was convicted of espionage in a closed-door trial in Tehran and imprisoned until his release in January 2016.  Mr. Rezaian’s story of his ordeal, “Prisoner:  My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison,” was published in January 2019 and has now been reissued in paperback.

Yeganeh Rezaian is an advocacy associate at the Committee to Protect Journalists. An Iranian journalist now living in Washington, D.C., she has written pieces for The Washington Post and The Lily. She previously worked as the communications director at the World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C.  While living in Iran, Ms. Rezaian covered Iranian political, social, and economic news for Bloomberg News and The National until she and her husband were detained by Iranian authorities in 2014.

The Conference run from Feb. 21 to 23. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit camdenconference.orgor call 236-1034.

 

 

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