The nursery, an apartment, health insurance. Lila Lamrani had everything organized for his arrival in the united arab Emirates, in September. The promise of employment to become the director of the department of philosophy and sociology at the Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi – antenna emirati from the Sorbonne was signed since July 29. But, in the weekend of 15 August, the young researcher receives an e-mail from human resources of the emirati university informing them that the job offer no longer has a place to be. The post was removed, without any other form of explanation.

regardless of whether the teacher-researcher of 34 years in philosophy and Arabic studies has in the meantime declined the other offers to which it candidatait. That is important especially that it has been ranked first by the academic committee of the Sorbonne, responsible for selecting the future holder of this position. Lila Lamrani does not know it yet, but the uae authorities have refused him the blank cheque of ” security clearance “, the administrative investigation conducted on his person, which resulted in a no-go.

Since then, the university is continually seeking to get an explanation from the responsible officers of the French university, the Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, or even French diplomats in the Uae. In vain. “I am reduced to making assumptions,” says the researcher, who has just joined in the last minute a program for students arabists in Tunis, at its own expense. I am a woman, of algerian origin, I have chaired the association for Palestine in the ENS [Ecole normale superieure], I work on the hermeneutics of the Qur’an… ” in the Face of the lack of response of the authorities emirati, the responses of some colleagues of the Sorbonne have not failed to reinforce his concern. “I guess you pay for commitments, socio-political,” he has thus entrusted to a manager, but felt that it would be impossible to get any…

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