Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals working to promote academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars worldwide. As a member of the Canadian section of Scholars at Risk, Western opens the door to scholars facing severe human rights abuses in their home country so that they may continue their work in a safe environment.
Dr. Homa Hoodfar
Professor of Anthropology, Emerita, Concordia University
October 3, 2017
4 to 5:30 pm
Community Room (UCC 269)
University Community Centre
Dr. Hoodfar’s primary research is in legal and political anthropology. She examines the intersection of political economy; gender and citizenship rights; women’s formal and informal politics, gender and public sphere in Muslim contexts. In 2016, Professor Hoodfar was detained in Tehran’s Evin prison for 112 days. She was arrested while visiting and conducting research in Iran, and prosecutors in Iran accused Hoodfar of “dabbling in feminism.” More About Professor Hoodfar
Michael Lynk, Faculty of Law, Western University
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestine
Reception to follow ~ Green Leaf Café
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Professors, lecturers, researchers and other intellectuals may apply for a temporary academic position at Western through the Scholars at Risk network. In return, Western students benefit from inspiring scholars who teach, lecture and participate in other academic activities. Many scholars return to their home countries after their visits. When safe return is not possible, the network will work with scholars to identify opportunities to continue their work abroad.
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