Afghanistan: Looking Back, Looking Forward — My Journey to Freedom

Date: 02-24-2022

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Dogwood Room

"Afghanistan: Looking Back, Looking Forward — My Journey to Freedom” presented by Sayed Hassan Akhlaq, PhD, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the BCC Dogwood Room.   This lecture is free and open to the public.

Fairfield’s Scholars at Risk committee, with funding from the Humanities Institute, is delighted to welcome Dr. Sayed Hassan Akhlaq, PhD to campus to share his refugee experiences as well as his research.

As Afghanistan grapples with the withdrawal of U.S. troops and our community continues to welcome Afghan refugees, Dr. Akhlaq’s presentation, “Afghanistan: Looking Back, Looking Forward — My Journey to Freedom,” will offer a first-hand account of his own displacement and his work and thought to promote academia, co-understanding, and human rights in Afghanistan, opportunities and challenges for the Afghan people. 

Dr. Akhlaq's lecture will take place as part of a three-day visit to campus, made possible by Fairfield’s Center for Social Impact, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Institute, and the Scholars at Risk organization. Dr. Akhlaq will be visiting our campus from February 22 – February 25.

For questions or if you would like to join a lunchtime or dinner gathering with Dr. Akhlaq, please contact Julie Mughal (


For more information, contact Julie Mughal / 12032735142 /