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Dabashi Puts the Kibosh on Bollinger’s Intro to A’Mad

Objections to the Columbia president’s critical remarks before Ahmadinejad’s tirade are being raised in various quarters, for example, by Hamid Dabashi, a professor of Iranian studies at the university.


Bollinger’s introduction was “very harsh,” he bemoaned, and “Inviting him and then turning around and alienating and insulting an entire nation whose representative this man happens to be is simply inappropriate.”



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