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The Nation

October 14, 1985

Several scholars planned to withdraw from a conference on Islamic fundamentalism this week at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., after learning the CIA was one of its sponsors. The CIA connection was disclosed Friday when A. Michael Spence, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, issued a statement saying Prof. Nadav Safran had failed to go through proper university channels by not reporting a $45,700 grant from the intelligence agency.

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