"Ethiopian scholar of law and politics, Alemayehu Weldemariam, and Iranian women’s rights scholar, Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh, discuss pursuing academic endeavors while facing persecution in their home countries. Learn what Weldemariam said about Ethiopian politics in an interview that resulted in his dismissal 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 of the Scholar Rescue Fund, a program of the Institute of International Education which recognizes freedom of scholarship as a fundamental right. Moderator Nir Eisikovits, who directs Suffolk University’s graduate program in ethics and public policy, reveals how the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund brings these two and many others to safe locations around the world to continue their work unharmed..." Free and Open to the public.
Ford Hall Forum director, Jen Boarndi, is inviting us/BCNomads for the talk. I (Mariko) am still traveling so I cannot host the talk. But Jen is kindly reserving some seats for Meetup folks. Just tell the reception people that you are from a Meetup and she/he will direct you to sit in a certain area of the Hall - so you can sit together. If anybody would like to go out to eat/drink afterwards, we need a volunteer for hosting that. Let me know.
How to get to C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University 55 Temple Street (behind the State House on Beacon Hill) (MBTA): Red or Green Line to Park Street Station
Parking: Parking Lot at 60 Ashburton Place, to the right of Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School ($10 flat rate after 4:00 p.m.) OR Charles River Plaza Parking
181 Cambridge Street (at Whole Foods)