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Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Create a Wandering Band of Excellent Scientists

February 3, 2017 3:43 pm


Dr. Sadjad Riadi always knew he would leave Iran. His parents, both scientists and both part of the panicked “brain drain” that sucked scholars out of Tehran after the Iranian Revolution, moved to Japan to pursue graduate degrees when he was only three years old. They stayed there for seven years. Science was important to Riadi’s family, but lack of resources made pursuing research an uphill battle.

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