I Was Dismissed from the University and Had to Flee for my Life

Rt Hon David Lammy, the Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, in conversation with persecuted academics from Iraq, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Wherever there is a dictatorship or totalitarian regime, its first quarrel is with those who oppose it. They are frequently found in universities, places where teaching and research should flourish. All over the world, university lecturers and researchers can face persecution, imprisonment and torture for challenging those in power.

Mr K, Miss S and Mr B will discuss the personal threats and difficulties they faced as academics in Sudan, Zimbabwe and Iraq and why CARA’s work is as vital today as ever.