About the program

Our Scholars at Risk initiative is dedicated to protecting scholars who are facing threats to their lives due to their scholarship.

We work to protect scholars (and their ideas) and promote academic freedom by arranging one to two-year appointments in host departments across the university in partnership with the Scholars at Risk Network and the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF).

Carleton SAR partners with the Scholars at Risk Network and the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) to arrange these annual appointments.

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Our scholars

Prof. Hossein Raeesi

Prof. Raeesi practiced law in Shiraz, Iran for 20 years. He is the founder and former head of the Human Rights committee of the Far Province Bar Association. He is also the founder of Neday-e Edalat (The Voice of Justice) Legal Association in Shiraz. Raeesi defended political prisoners, journalists, women, and children who were sentenced to the death penalty—and did so as a pro bono attorney.

Prof. Raeesi joined Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies in 2015-16.

Donate now

Anyone can support us via Futurefunder.ca. Carleton employees can donate through monthly payroll deduction: a simple and secure way to have a great impact. Simply select this as your preferred method of payment on FutureFunder.ca.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us at scholarsatrisk@carleton.ca