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I would like to support Barry Wellman's call to the INSNA to find a way to
any scholar from any country, including Iran, to pay their organization
and participate in the activities of any scientific conference REGARDLESS
nationality. It is a basic right of any scholar and should be respected by
all of us
Gustavo Mesch, Department of Sociology
U of Haifa, Israel
Chair, Communication and Information Technologies Section
American Sociological Association
On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 13:08:49 -0500, Barry Wellman
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> I'm sure it is not Mario Diani's (or our Treasurer's) fault, but this is
> I can think of a work-around, and have suggested to the rejected person,
> but I call on the heads of INSNA to come up with a solution.
> FWIW, the rejected person is a superior scholar and my former student.
> However, she does live in Iran.
> US foreign policy should not dictate INSNA policy.
> I have opposed scholarly boycotts against Israel, and I oppose this one
> Barry Wellman
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> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: INSNA <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Mario Diani <[log in to unmask]>
> Cc: G.Barnett <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Fri, January 15, 2010 4:40:46 PM
> Subject: RE: Sunbelt XXX- Iran
> Good Day,
> I am sorry IRAN is not listed in the countries. Due to current American
> Government policies regarding IRAN we cannot accept payments from your
> country without violating these policies.
> However, if you have a form of payment and an e-mail/local address in
> United States that you can use, feel free to register with that
> and there will be no violation in government regulations.
> Benjamin Elbirt
> Chief Information Officer, INSNA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mario Diani [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 7:11 AM
> Cc: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Sunbelt XXX- Iran
> Dear colleague
> I copy this correspondence to the INSNA webmaster who is in charge
> for these matters
> best, MD
> At 09:15 AM 15-01-10, you wrote:
>>You must be registered for INSNA (Student/Full Member), SunBelt XXX
>>and logged in to submit an Abstract for SunBelt XXX. We can not
>>submit our abstracts for the conference because Iran is not included
>>in the list of countries?? Would you please let me know how it is
>>possible to register for INSNA and Sunbelt without specifying the
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