Iran: Silencing Scientists, the case of Omid Kokabee

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    Iran: Silencing Scientists and Squelching Scholarship

     

    A dialogue on how to address this pressing issue, featuring the case of Omid Kokabee, imprisoned Iranian physicist.

     

    Text Box: Omid Kokabee, a talented young physicist doing         postgraduate work at UT Austin was sentenced to ten years in         Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for           allegedly conspiring with enemies of Iran and receiving         “illegitimate funds.”      

     

    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 adviser

     

    Dr. Bernd Kaussler, Professor of Political Science, James Madison University

     

    Mehrangiz Kar, lawyer and human rights activist

     

    Dr. Hossein Sadeghpour, American Physical Society and the Institute for Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

     

    Saturday November 16, 2013  3:00 to 5:00 pm
    Georgetown University, ICC Auditorium, 37th and O Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

     

    The program is co-sponsored by Amnesty International USA and the Amnesty International Georgetown University chapter, The Committee of Concerned Scientists, The American Physical Society,  The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

    The event is free and open to the public.

     

     

     

    We will be sending a flyer shortly and a web link.

     

     

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Elise Auerbach

     

    Iran country specialist, Amnesty International USA