A talk in Tehran

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How should academics comport themselves when visiting a dictatorship? More specifically, what should they do and not do when presenting a paper at an academic conference hosted by a government that denies academic and other freedoms to its own population? These were the questions that accompanied me to Tehran in July 2010 as I prepared to deliver a speech on “The Paradoxes of Diversity.” Answers to them evolved out of the visit itself.

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Baehr, P. (2011). A talk in Tehran. MercatorNet. Retrieved from http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/a_talk_in_tehran