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I agree completely with Barry and Gustavo and if needed and
technically possible I pledge to pay his/her fees through my credit
card for our colleague from Iran. However I am confident that INSNA
will find a solution.

Greetings,

--Moses Boudourides
Mathematics, Univ of Patras, Greece


On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM, gustavo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I would like to support Barry Wellman's call to the INSNA to find a way to
> allow
> any scholar from any country, including Iran, to pay their organization
> dues,
> and participate in the activities of any scientific conference REGARDLESS
> of their
> nationality. It is a basic right of any scholar and should be respected by
> all of us
>
> Sincerely
> 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
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> 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
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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
> 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.
>>
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