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***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Is the problem solved if the fee is waived? It's not like INSNA is losing money: these folks cannot attend the conference if forced to pay.

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On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Bonnie H. Erickson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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I am shocked.

If INSNA cannot fix this, because its home base is in the US and subject
to US regulations, then INSNA should help the Iranian scholar(s) to find a
work-around.


Bonnie H. Erickson
Sociology, University of Toronto
725 Spadina Avenue
Toronto M5S 2J4
Canada


On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Barry Wellman wrote:

> *****  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
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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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