Carleton University will host a welcome event to honor two scholars, Mustafa Bahran and Rahim Surkhi. The professors are part of the Scholars at Risk (SAR) program and their appointments were arranged in partnership with the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF).
The scholars will participate in a panel, Dangerous Scholars, and will discuss their perilous journeys to Carleton and their academic backgrounds, as well as their perspectives on academic freedom. The panel will be moderated by James R. King, assistant director of IIE-SRF.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Where: Main floor of MacOdrum Library, Carleton
Info: This event is open to the public. A campus map can be found online.
Media are invited to attend the event.
Bahran is a visiting professor in the Department of Physics. In addition to teaching, he will participate in events, work with students, deliver lectures and contribute to research programs. Bahran will also assist with the department’s drop-in centre.
Bahran is Carleton’s fourth Scholar at Risk and joins Surkhi, who continues to teach at the School of Linguistics and Language Studies for a second year.
About the Scholars at Risk Program
The SAR program supports academics who are at risk in their home countries and offers them a unique opportunity to teach and interact with colleagues and students in safe environments. The Carleton SAR Committee works with the SAR network, the Scholar Rescue Fund and other organizations dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities and promoting academic freedom worldwide.
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