***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I'm sure it is not Mario Diani's (or our Treasurer's) fault, but this is unfortunate. 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 too. 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 http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-3963 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php _______________________________________________________________________ ----- 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 the United States that you can use, feel free to register with that information 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 >country. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.