Monday, December 18, 2006

IPIS Boycott

Nice to see the international media is covering the boycott of the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) by many, many think-tanks and policy institutes around the world - including my employer. IPIS has been one of the organisers of the Holocaust denial conference in Tehran and have, with that, showed themselves to have no academic credibility at all. I haven't blogged anything about the conference as it is really, simply, beneath contempt but the BBC's Frances Harrison in this week's "From Our Own Correspondent" on World Service did a rather superb job of showing the sickening hypocrisy of the whole thing. Her essays for F.O.C.C. on Iran are always worth a listen, but this one is particularly good and in that polite BBC way, she really puts the boot in to the Iranian regime. Well worth a listen (or read if you are reading this after the audio version has been taken down).

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