[act-ma] August 12th, book signing/reading: just released! "Looking for Rights at Harvard" by Dr Kaveh Afrasiabi - Thursday, 8/12/2010
pfsoto at mynas.com
Thu Aug 5 10:27:55 PDT 2010
Mark your calendar! Thursday, *August 12*: Booking reading/signing w/
author Dr Kaveh Afrasiabi; selected online article & video links at
bottom of email; book available here at amazon.com
*/Looking for Rights at Harvard/*
*A modern day 'David and Goliath' story*
*The harrowing true story of human rights violation at Harvard
University* and the long battle by the author, a renowned political
scientist and author of several books and numerous articles in
prestigious journals including Harvard publications, that transpired in
courts in Massachusetts and ultimately reached the US Supreme Court.
*One man's pursuit of justice against the establishment*
The author, Kaveh Afrasiabi, a former research scholar at Harvard, was
arrested in 1996 by Harvard University police accusing him of serious
crimes of extortion. Afrasiabi was cleared of all the charges. Three
years later, the same police officers stood trial in a federal court,
charged with conspiracy to frame Afrasiabi in order to silence him.
With lucid objectivity, Afrasiabi narrates his ordeal of wrongful
imprisonment, studying at a religious seminary after losing his job, and
the travails of representing himself against Harvard's attorneys in a
civil rights trial featuring such luminaries as the media icon Mike
Wallace, acclaimed filmmaker David Mamet, and historian Howard Zinn.
*August 12, 7-9pm*
*Presentation, readings, discussion and book signing with Dr Kaveh
Andala Coffee House <http://www.andalacafe.com/>, downstairs
286 Franklin St
Central Square T-stop
A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at this book
You can order the book in advance here at amazon.com
"/It's outrageous what they have done to him. I admire Afrasiabi for his
courage, dignity and the brilliance displayed in his legal battle as a
pro se./" ~*Howard Zinn*, historian and author of A People's History of
the United States
"/I admire Dr. Afrasiabi. He has been wronged. The canons of Harvard are
lined up against a pea shooter./" ~*Mike Wallace*, CBS '60 Minutes'
correspondent [ see never before seen testimony of CBS "60 Minutes"
icon, Mike Wallace <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL21nDnuqpY> ]
"/Incredible, even by Harvard's standards!/" ~*Noam Chomsky*, MIT
linguist and peace activist
*More about the author:*
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi has a Ph.D. in political science and specializes in
Iran's foreign and nuclear affairs. Afrasiabi has taught at Tehran
University and Boston University, and has done research at Harvard
University, University of California at Berkeley, and the Center For
Strategic Research, a think tank in Tehran. Afrasiabi has been a
consultant to the United Nations' Program on Dialogue Among
Civilizations as well as to CBS' Television.
Afrasiabi has published several books, book chapters, and numerous
articles in prestigious journals and newspapers, including: /*After
Khomeini: New Directions in Iran's Foreign Policy*/ (Westview), /*Islam
and Ecology*/ (Harvard University Press), and articles in UN Chronicle,
Middle East Journal, Harvard Theological Review, Brown's Journal of
World Affairs, Telos, Mediterannean Affairs, New York Times,
International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe,
Asia Times, Der Tagesspiegel, etc. He is a co-author of /*Reading In
Iran Foreign Policy After September 11*/.
*Dr Kaveh Afrasiabi online - selected links*
video: Interview: were the Iranian elections rigged?
video: CNN's Becky Anderson talks with Kaveh Afrasiabi re claims of
Western meddling in internal affairs of Iran
article on AsiaTimes: Ball now in wary West's court
poetry on Iranian.com: Infringements II
[Flyer for book reading available on request: pfsoto at mynas.com
<mailto:pfsoto at mynas.com>
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