The Home We Build Together


Latefa Guemar

Mikdam Turkey


 Gustav Born (son of one of CARA’s 1930s academics, Max Born)


What does it mean to be forced out of your country? How do you build a new life and career in a new place?

The evening featured testimonies from two refugee academics:

Latefa Guemar worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Research Centre of Technology in Algeria. She will discuss what it took for a female refugee scientist to reestablish a career in the UK.

In Iraq and Jordan, Mikdam Turkey had nine years experience of lecturing in Computer Science. In Iraq he was heavily involved in promoting human rights activities, particularly through his work at the BBC.

The evening was presented by Dr Gustav Born, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College London. Gustav was 10 when he left Germany with his family in 1933. He was one of the first doctors into Hiroshima after the bomb.

In partnership with the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) and the Jewish Museum