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04/14/94

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Journalist, former hostage Terry Anderson to speak at Stanford

STANFORD -- Terry Anderson, the former Middle East bureau chief for the Associated Press who was held hostage for more than six years, will speak about his experiences at 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Stanford University's Kresge Auditorium.

The lecture is sponsored by the Speakers Bureau of the Associated Students of Stanford University.

Tickets are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis through the Tresidder Ticket Office. Tickets are $5, or free to faculty, students and staff with valid Stanford University identification.

Anderson was taken hostage in 1985, joining six other Americans and Britons who were kidnapped by Shiite Muslims. In the aftermath of the Gulf War in 1991, the balance of power shifted in the Middle East, and after enduring 2,454 nights of captivity, Anderson was freed.

Since his release, Anderson has emerged as an advocate of human rights and political change. He founded New York Renaissance, a grassroots organization dedicated to reform in government.

During his speech at Stanford, Anderson is expected to comment on prospects for peace in the Middle East, and describe his experiences as a hostage.

For more information, contact the ASSU Speakers Bureau at (415) 723-2880.

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