By Stephen Pollard
February 23, 2010
Further to my post below on the UCL inquiry, in the 'Provost's Newsletter' in which the membership was announced, the Provost also had this boast:
Warmest congratulations to Professor Amelie
Kurt, UCL History, upon the award recently to her in Iran of the Islamic Republic of Iran World
Book Prize for her work on the sources fir the Achaemenid Persian Empire. The
prize was awarded to her personally by President Ahmedinejad, and was featured
on Iranian television and in the press.
Presented personally by President Ahmedinejad, natch!
(Why wasn't he asked to join the inquiry with Muhammad Abdul Bari?)