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Akin Gump -- July 2008

On July 29th, the law offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP hosted a luncheon to raise awareness and support for SRF’s activities. The event builds on a newly established partnership between SRF and Akin Gump who have offered pro-bono legal counsel to SRF scholars. In attendance at the luncheon were two SRF scholars—from China and Iraq—who spoke about their experiences as academics in their home countries. The scholars addressed a room full of interested partners and donor prospects, voicing profound appreciation for SRF support. The impact is perhaps best expressed in their own words:

“Living in peace is not something you can appreciate until you live without it.”
-Iraq 054 (Pharmacology)

“One day I will go back to China…when the democratization of China begins, I will be there.”
-China 050 (Political Science & Law)