Iran: Silencing Scientists and Squelching Scholarship
A dialogue on how to address this pressing issue, featuring the case of Omid Kokabee, imprisoned Iranian physicist.
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.
Iran country specialist, Amnesty International USA