15
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | From Princeton to Iran’s Evin Prison

Virtual Event | From Princeton to Iran’s Evin Prison

Past Event
Online Only
October 15, 2021
15
October 2021
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
Xiyue Wang

Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at AEI and PhD candidate at Princeton University

Josh Block

Adjunct Fellow

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, October 15. Register for the event here

Shortly after the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was signed, unguarded optimism swept many academic and policy circles, and American universities with strong ties to Iranian advocates and donors encouraged academic travel to Iran by its students. As a PhD student at Princeton, Xiyue Wang made the fateful decision to study abroad in Iran, where he was arrested and charged with espionage on completely trumped-up charges. How could America’s academic and policy elite be so naïve about a regime with an enduring commitment to hostage diplomacy? How did Wang manage to win his freedom from Iran’s notorious Evin Prison? How has this informed his work as a scholar? Join Hudson Institute Adjunct Fellow Josh Block for a conversation with Xiyue Wang on this harrowing experience.

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