Recently two conferences, which were sponsored by US Professional Organizations were held in the United Arab Emirates in which instead of the internationally recognized & historic name of “Persian Gulf’, the name “Arabian Gulf” was used. Under pressure from the Iranian academic community, the sponsors accepted to remove “Arabic Gulf’ from their conference programs brochure.
Now we have learned that a university with the fictitious name of “Arabian Gulf” in Bahrain (http://www.agu.edu.bh/en/index.asp) is organizing an international conference. To our dismay the Conference Manager is an Iranian, who for a while has been a member of faculty at Shiraz University.
We have written to him and expressed our outrage about organizing a conference at that university and inviting Iranians to present papers at that conference.
If you also want to write to him, here is his E-mail address: email@example.com
Fardideh Tehrani, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Shiraz University graduate.
Fredun Hojabri, former professor and Academic Vice-president of Sharif (Aryamehr) University of Technology
(His phone and fax number is also at the bottom of his letter.)
Thank you for your registration and abstracts. Please find the attached program for the 7th International Scientific Conference of HH Princess Al-Jawhara Centre for Genetic Diagnostics and Research at Arabian Gulf University, Manama Kingdom of Bahrain in February 10-11th, 2009.
This year we are expecting speakers and participants from more than 20 countries in the Middle East as well as Asia, Africa, Europe and USA.
I look forward to welcoming you in Manama, Bahrain.
Dr. J. Golbahar, PhD
P.O. Box 22979, Manama, Bahrain
Tel: +973 17239590,
Fax: +973 17271090