Iran: Silencing Scientists and Squelching Scholarship

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Iran: Silencing Scientists and Squelching Scholarship

A dialogue on how to address pressing issue of repression of academic freedom in Iran; featuring the case of imprisoned Iranian physicist Omid Kokabee.


Panelists will include:
-Dr. Eugene Chudnovsky, Co-Chair of the Committee of Concerned Scientists and Distinguished Professor of Physics at the City University of New York
-Dr. Arash Alaei, prominent HIV/AIDS researcher and former prisoner of conscience in Iran, SUNY Albany
-Dr. Herb Berk, Professor of physics, University of Texas, Austin and Omid Kokabee’s campus advocate
-Dr. Bernd Kaussler, Professor of Political Science, James Madison University
-Mehrangiz Kar, Lawyer and human rights activist
-Dr. Hossein Sadeghpour, Chair, Committee for International Freedom of Scientists (CIFS), American Physical Society and Director, Institute for Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP), Harvard University


Event time: 3:00 p.m.

Georgetown University ICC Auditorium
37th and O Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States