Saturday, October 01, 2005
Dr. Akiner again
The controversy around Dr. Shirin Akiner has heated up. The former British ambassador to Uzbekistan has sent a letter to SOAS asking that she be investigated by the ethics committee. Since she was my supervisor for my MA, I can not really take a neutral stance on this. I find the attacks on Dr. Akiner's character by some people to be wholly unwarranted. At any rate Nathan Hamm at Registan has another detailed discussion of the issues involved. I will note that Nathan himself has been very fair in his coverage of Dr. Akiner.