40 Years Later: How the Iran Hostage Crisis Resonates Today

Acting U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs to Speak at UANI Event

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and seized more than 50 Americans. The 444 days they were held hostage continue to shape the U.S.-Iran relationship today, and served as the world's introduction to a regime that continues to make hostage taking a keystone of its geopolitical strategy.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) will host a lunch event to mark a date that shook the world, featuring current and former U.S. officials and survivors.  

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

WHERE: Capitol Hill, Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385, Washington, D.C.

Speakers will include: 

  • Hugh Dugan, Acting U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs
  • Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Chairman of UANI
  • Barry Rosen, Iran Hostage Crisis Survivor and UANI Advisory Board Member
  • Rocky Sickmann, Iran Hostage Crisis Survivor
  • Kevin Hermening, Iran Hostage Crisis Survivor

Lunch will be provided

To register for this free UANI event, please click here

Media wishing to attend should RSVP to [email protected].