Argo, Oscar winner for Best Picture in 2013, is loosely based on a CIA covert operation to smuggle six American diplomats out of Iran following the 1979 revolution. The American Embassy had been seized and 52 employees were held hostage for 444 days. In the intial confusion, six managed to escape the compound without detection, and eventually made their way to the Canadian Embassy.
Our presenter, Mark Lijek was one of the six. Lijek, a retired Foreign Service officer, is the author of The Houseguests: A Memoir of Canadian Courage and CIA Sorcery, written after reading an early movie script.
Date: Tuesday, May 13th 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Garfield Book Company at PLU, 208 South Garfield St. (1/2 block off Pacific Ave)
Class Fee: $10.00 -You may register at the door.
More details at our website www.plu.edu/lifeelderhostel or by contacting Learning Is ForEver’s program coordinator, Laura Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org / (253)241-4166. LIFE is a community outreach of Pacific Lutheran University, and is affiliated with the Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs.