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SFU Surrey Event on the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis: Argo Adventure or Canadian Caper

Published May 2, 2013 by Mark Bodnar

OK, this isn't really business or economics related (although, really, isn't everything about bus/econ...?), but it sounds so cool that I wanted to share:

The SFU Library and SFU Public Square, in co-operation with Vancouver's US consulate, invite you to an intimate dialogue with Mark and Cora Lijek, two of six Americans represented in the 2013 *Best Picture* Argo. The Lijeks will tell their story of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, when they took refuge with staff of the Canadian Embassy in Tehran and fled Iran with CIA assistance. A moderated Q&A and book signing will follow.

Mark Lijek recounts the experience in his recent book The Houseguests: A Memoir of Canadian Courage and CIA Sorcery.

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 7:00 PM

SFU Surrey, Room 2600 (Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre)

The event is FREE, but registration is required.

I remember the news stories at the time, and I saw the movie -- I'd love to hear a version with less media, government, and Hollywood filtering.