Roxana Saberi delivering keynote address at Character in Leadership Conference

Roxana Saberi

Roxana Saberi will deliver the keynote address at Jamestown College's Character in Leadership Conference Nov. 10.

Tickets are available for Jamestown College’s sixth annual Character in Leadership Fall Conference featuring a keynote address by Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist falsely accused of spying and imprisoned in Iran’s Evin Prison in 2009.

The Conference will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Reiland Fine Arts Center on the campus of Jamestown College.

Tickets are $8 for an individual and $12 for a couple or family and can be reserved by calling the Box Office at (701) 252-3467 ext. 2435, sending e-mail to, or clicking on “Community” and “Reiland Box Office” at the Jamestown College home page, Seating for the public is limited to 250 persons.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Reiland Fine Arts Center Lobby. At 6:30 p.m., attendees will select from three breakout seminars:

“Leadership and Spirituality”
Rev. Terry Anderson, pastor of Montpelier (N.D.) Lutheran Church

“Making Dreams Come True – How to Help Yourself by Helping Others”
Monica Hannan, news director and anchor at KFYR, Bismarck, N.D.

“The Citizen Journalist”
Steve Listopad, assistant professor of communication and director of the Student Media Center at Jamestown College

Saberi’s keynote address will follow at 7:30 p.m. in DeNault Auditorium.

Saberi is the author of “Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.” Originally from Fargo, N.D., she worked as a journalist in Tehran, Iran, beginning in 2003 for the independent broadcast news agency Feature Story News. While researching a book on Iran, she was arrested on Jan. 31, 2009 and was accused of being a spy. She was freed on May 11, 2009. Since her release, she has spoken out for Iran’s “prisoners of conscience” and has joined others in bringing attention to human rights violations in Iran.

The Character in Leadership Program allows Jamestown College and the greater community to work together to shape a new generation of ethical leaders. The program is sponsored by the Edson and Margaret Larson Foundation.

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