Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dr. Katuzian boycotts Iranian Embassy seminar

Dr. Katuzian boycotts Iranian Embassy seminar

Dr. Mohammad Ali Homayoon Katuzian, a prominent Iranian academic and an Oxford University professor, refrained from participating in a conference attended by the Iranian embassy cultural advisor, Mohammad Ali Helmi.

Green Wave Movement (JARAS): According to [a new Green website] Nedaye Sabz Azadi, Dr. Katuzian refrained from attending the Politics and Religion in Iran conference held at Durham University in England. Dr. Katuzian’s decision to boycott the conference was due to Britain’s cooperation with Mohammad Ali Helmi.

The conference, which took place on January 28, 2010, was organized with the cooperation of Durham University’s center for Iranian studies. Dr. Reza Molavi from the center for Iranian studies and Mohammad-Ali Helmi were the opening speakers of the conference.

Translation by: Xan I.

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