Akram was born in war-torn Afghanistan. With no choice, and only the clothes on their back, Akram and his family fled, leaving everything behind.
Fortunately, Akram’s family won something of a global lottery: they received a visa to Australia in 1999. With the help of his amazing high school teachers, Akram overcame his disadvantaged background and became his school’s top academic student and was elected head boy.
At university, he studied law (hons), science and sociology (hons) and is currently doing his PhD. For his community service and mentoring work, Akram was named 2013 Young Australian of the Year.
Since 2007, Akram has taught law, human anatomy, neurobiology, sociology, epistemology, community service and writing at three universities and two high schools. He is also a Goodeve Foundation Scholar.
Overall, he has formally taught for 2000+ hours and mentored young people pro bono for 3000+ hours.
You can hear Akram speak at our next event on 16 January 2021 – go to our Deep Listening Festival page for details and ticketing.