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TLRH | The Road Less Travelled - Karim Al Abbasi

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 1 – 2pm

TLRH | The Road Less Travelled - Karim Al Abbasi

In our second live recording of 'The Road Less Travelled', Professor Roja Fazaeli, Associate Professor Islamic Civilisation, Near & Middle Eastern Studies will speak to student Karim Al Abbasi about his journey to third level education through Trinity College Dublin’s Access Programme (TAP) and the new Asylum Seeker Access Provision Programme.

Karim came to Ireland from war-torn Syria where his schooling was detrimentally impacted by the conflict. Karim’s story is inspirational and thought-provoking in how it highlights the support he received when arriving in the Irish school system and through TAP, but also the challenges he faced and the related issues it unveils about Ireland’s direct provision system.



The Road Less Travelled is a new series from the Trinity Long Room Hub and Near FM  Radio featuring current and past students from Trinity College Dublin who have taken the road less travelled to education. We meet men and women from all walks of life who have overcome social barriers and surpassed prejudice and discrimination—all for the opportunity to study at third level and in Trinity’s Arts and Humanities.

In this series, we celebrate different experiences in education, meeting fascinating people with unique life stories.

Join us on a weekly basis through our livestream on Tuesdays at 1pm.

This talk will be subsequently broadcast on Near FM. You can listen to Near FM online… or on 90.3FM.

Coming up next:

Patricia McCarthy in conversation with Professor Ciaran O’Neill; Patricia Stapleton in conversation with Senator Lynn Ruane; Daryl Hendley Rooney in conversation with Professor Jane Ohlmeyer; Patrick McDonagh in conversation with Sarah Grimson.


The Road Less Travelled radio series is produced by Trinity Long Room Hub and Near FM with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland through the television licence fee.

The Trinity Long Room Hub would like to thank Trinity’s Access Programme (TAP) for their assistance in relation to the series.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Online webinar
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Healthy Trinity, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration Required

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