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Dr. John Vafai, Organizer of "Azerbaijanis for McCain, elected delegate to Republican Convention

09 February 2008 [10:57] - TODAY.AZ
John Changiz Vafai, an attorney from New York, has been elected a Delegate to the Republican National Convention, pledged to Senator John McCain.

Dr. Vafai organized the “Azerbaijanis for McCain” effort in the United States.

As a delegate from the State of New York, Dr. Vafai will attend the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, scheduled for Sept. 1-4, 2008.

Born in Tabriz, Iran, Dr. Vafai was educated at Harvard University, Yale University and Tehran University.  He served as the bureau chief for the international law firm of Baker Botts in Baku, Azerbaijan, and with their Russian offices. A former scholar with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Dr. Vafai has taught on the faculty of Yale University, Rutgers University, and the University of Hawaii.


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