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Mayor of Tehran speaks in Ottawa (6 Nov.)

"Recent developments in Iran: A Public Lecture and Question Period"
Gholam Hossein Karbaschi, Mayor of Tehran

The Middle East Discussion Group of Carleton University is pleased to
announce a public lecture by the reformist Mayor of Tehran, Gholam Hossein
Karbaschi.  Karbaschi was educated at Tehran University in the Faculty of
Science, then continued his Islamic Studies in Qom and was active during
the 1979 Islamic Revolution.  He is a former governor of the Province of
Esfahan and was appointed Mayor of Tehran in 1989.  His reforms of the city
of Tehran have been internationally recognized, and his newspaper Hamshari
(Fellow Citizens) contributed enormously to the growth of civil society in
Iran and encourged political participation of women and youth in the 1997
election of President Khatami.  He is also the founder of the moderate
political party, Kargozaran Sazandegi.

Mayor Karbaschi will speak and answer questions about Iran in Lecture
Theatre B of Southam Hall, Carleton University from 7:30 to 9:00 PM this
Friday 6 November 1998.  Students, faculty, staff and the public are
invited to attend.

Note: This lecture will be in Farsi with English translation.
For information call: (613) 727 2768

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