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SCHOLARS RESCUE Alemayehu Fentaw Weldemariam (Visiting Scholar, Suffolk University) and Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh(Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University)
Start Date: 10/24/2013Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 10/24/2013End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:
Ethiopian political scholar Alemayehu Fentaw Weldemariam and Iranian women's rights scholar Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh discuss pursuing academic endeavors while their home country oppresses them for it. Learn what Weldemarian said about Ethiopian politics in an interview that resulted in his firing and permanent prohibition from Ethiopian collegiate employment. Later, hear how Abbasgholizadeh has been jailed again and again for her peaceful activism. Both are Visiting Scholars at American universities this fall, and both are fellows in the Scholars Rescue Fund, a program of the Institute of International Education which holds freedom of scholarship as a fundamental right. Scholars Rescue Fund brings these two peace activists and many others to safe locations so that they can continue their work unharmed and provide hope to all academics.
Location Information:
Boston Campus - C. Walsh Theatre  (View Map)
55 Temple St.
Boston, MA 02114
Contact Information:
Name: The Government Department
Phone: 617-573-8122
Intended Audience:
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students

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