Tehran philosophy event loses support

UNESCO withdrawal follows new restrictions on social sciences at universities

AP: UNESCO has withdrawn its support for events Iran is organizing to mark World Philosophy Day this month, the organization said in a statement Tuesday. While the Paris-based organization — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — didn't spell out its reasoning, diplomats said the move was partly a reaction to new restrictions on the teaching of social sciences at Iranian universities. Iranian state radio reported late last month that authorities had imposed new restrictions on 12 university social sciences deemed to be incompatible with Islamic teachings. The curriculum of subjects — including law, political science and philosophy — will be largely revised, and universities prevented from opening new departments in those subjects. The changes were seen as a response to concerns expressed by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said the subjects could lead to religious doubts >>>


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by Fair on

Iran is a country with way more potential than South Korea.  30 years ago, South Korea was sending delegations to Iran to learn how to start an auto industry in a developing country that is viable like Iran's at the time.  30 years later, the S. Korean car industry is a world class player, exports to Iran who assembles them (their obsolete models), and today South Korea is hosting the G-20 and is a major word economy and Samsung is the world's number one producer of electronics (Iran's electronic industry was ahead of South Korea's 30 years ago).

Oh, but why does any of this matter.  We have some moron shiite that is friendly to some other moron shiite clergy in Iran, leading the government of Iraq, a country that barely survives on life support.  Meanwhile, just about every top student in Iran ends up leaving Iran for good, working for western or Asian countries, providing value to their economies. And we stone women and cut off the limbs of thieves.  I guess we can say "yay" now?

What a bunch of idiots.

Dariush Kabir

Philosophy in IRI?! What a joke!

by Dariush Kabir on

The only philosophy that IRI understand is torture, murder, and  jail. It would be moronic to have such a conference in a country that their president is looking for guidance in " Jamkran toilet hole", and the leader is an uneducated mullah like Khamanie who has blood of young Iranians on his hand. These people need to go to Karbala and have a conference on how much more they can take Iran and now Iraq back in history.

Sargord Pirouz

Hey Simorgh, how about that

by Sargord Pirouz on

Hey Simorgh, how about that major Iranian victory in the form of Iraq's governing composition? Tehran appears to have decisively won the conest with its man as PM.

Yes, insignificant lttle things like Phiiosophy Day and a seat on HRs for women may be subjected to anti-Iran interference, but when it comes to regional stuff that really counts, Iran usually comes through

Nader Vanaki

کنفرانسی که حداد عادل رئیسش باشه

Nader Vanaki

به درد نمایش دام و طیور هم نمیخوره. حالا بیا و فلاسفه دنیا رو اونجا جمع کن.  عجب خر در چمنی!



by Simorgh5555 on

This is a good development. Hopefully other countries and organisations will withdraw their cooperation with the terrorist mullah regime until they face total isolation. Thankfully, the sanctions are proving to be effective and Inshallah if the Obama administration comes to its senses it will launch a military strike at the heart of the terror regime.

stage 1: Isolation

stage 2: sanction

stage 3: military action? Does Obama have the balls?

Things are looking up!

Death to the Islamic Republic.