Tuesday, September 09, 2003
International Universities of Iran
I've heard of four so far. With time, more will open on Kish Island.
- Kish University associated with Monash University. It costs $US6000 a year. (I think: "There's a black economy in Iran, but I'm not part of it. This university must be aimed at the Nissan Maxima/Sinad Coupe driving set.")
- Voronezh University in Tehran. This is for North Tehranian flu$h and pro$perou$ people. Learn Russian or English.
- International University of Chabahar. A retired English gentleman travels regularly to lecture there. Maybe that's what makes it international? Chabahar is a hot place to live...
- American University of Hawaii. Discussions of legitimacy. Perhaps the adjective "American" will make it appeal here... like the American University of Beirut.
Monday, September 08, 2003
There's a small statue of Hessabi in Tajrish Square... mullahs didn't like it. Martyred mullahs get much more recognition than Iran's most famous scientists. A linguistics professor told me once there's lots of money for missionaries but little for science, anyway the picture is worth 1000 words. See if you can find Hessabi's statue!
Ebrahim Nabavi is as funny as ever, confessing on Voice of America as Mohsen Sazegara and Siamak Pourzand to all sorts of crimes!! He says to the foreign radio station: "Sorry, I can't come, I'm confessing!". Last Friday he was a confused journalist: (realplayer link)
Where was I last week? I was in Shahroud. Next week maybe I'll bring you a report from Khazar Shahr!!