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.

The event will take place Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. on the main floor of MacOdrum Library.

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.