[act-ma] August 12th, book signing/reading: just released! "Looking for Rights at Harvard" by Dr Kaveh Afrasiabi - Thursday, 8/12/2010

pf soto 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 

*Book reading*

*/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.

*Thursday, 2010*
*August 12, 7-9pm*

*Presentation, readings, discussion and book signing with Dr Kaveh 

Andala Coffee House <http://www.andalacafe.com/>, downstairs
286 Franklin St
Cambridge, MA
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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