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Inhaltsangabe: "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 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. The author, 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. A modern 'David and Goliath' story, bound to send shivers to anyone concerned about the state of civil rights in America today. Content: Introduction. 1. A False Arrest. 2. A Harvard professor and 'his galpal'. 3. Cruelty that followed. 4. The fictitious crime story. 5. Back to school - of theology and law. 6. Defeating Harvard's motion to dismiss. 7. A federal judge bails out. 8. Harvard judge who wouldn't resign. 9. My attorney walks out on me. 10. A judge defaults the subpoena. 11. Harvard's Kafkaesque matrix. 12. Testimony of Mike Wallace. 13. "It's so critical, it could win the case." 14. Petition to the US Supreme Court. 15. Harvard Gazette's minor omission, 2006. 16. Defending Harvard on CNN. Appendix.
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.
Buchbeschreibung Createspace, n.p., 2010. 218p., very good in wraps. The author tells of a feud with a Harvard professor whom he blames for framing him in a case that resulted in his arrest and a series of trials. Afrasiabi's case gained support from Howard Zinn, Mike Wallace and David Mamet. Full disclosure: your humble cataloger took courses from Afrasiabi's nemesis, Prof. Roy Mottahedeh, and finds Afrasiabi's claims and self-justification difficult to credit. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 161119
Buchbeschreibung BookSurge Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 236 pages. 9.92x7.01x0.63 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1439268835
Buchbeschreibung BookSurge Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1439268835
Buchbeschreibung BookSurge Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1439268835