444 Days: Voices of the Iran Hostage Crisis

Amir Farmanesh, CEO, People Analytics (IranPoll); Kathryn Koob, Former Adjunct Professor, Wartburg College; Former Director, Iran America Center (1979); Kathleen Stafford, Artist; Former Visa Clerk, US Embassy Tehran (1979) Moderated by Matt Abbott.

444 Days: Voices of the Iran Hostage Crisis

Forty years have passed since the world was gripped by events in Iran, as revolutionary students seized the United States Embassy and began the longest hostage crisis in history. Some American diplomats and officials escaped with the help of the Canadian government and the Central Intelligence Agency, others were released early by their captors, but 52 were held hostage for 444 days. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis the Council will convene former US officials who lived through those tense days in Tehran to recount their experiences and reflect on how those events set the tone for the brittle relationship between the US and Iran in the decades since.

Please note that John Stempel, Former Senior Professor, University of Kentucky and Former Deputy Chief, Political Section, US Embassy Tehran (1975-1979), will no longer be able to attend the program. 

Speaker Bio


5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A

6:30 p.m.
Program Adjournment

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