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Barry is 100% correct that US foreign policy should not dictate INSNA
policy. It doesn't! However, since INSNA is incorporated in the
United States and our online bank is in the United States, we are
restricted from taking funds via the Internet from certain countries,
Iran among them. Please be assured that we have made arrangements for
people from these countries to attend Sunbelt. As an aside, my last
applicant for a postdoc was denied entry into the United States,
because she could not obtain a visa since she was from Iran.
On Jan 15, 2010, at 10:08 AM, Barry Wellman wrote:
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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
> 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
> Barry Wellman
> S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director
> Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388
> University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman
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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
> 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 the
> 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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University of California - Davis
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