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GWU professor facing discrimination complaints resigns, heads to Qatar

Lara Sheehi will now teach psychopathology at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

Lara Sheehi
Lara Sheehi. Credit: Doha Institute of Graduate Studies.

The Israel education nonprofit StandWithUs filed a Title VI complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights against Lara Sheehi, an assistant professor of psychology at George Washington University, after she was accused of targeting Jewish students.

The result? Sheehi has left the country and accepted a new teaching position in Qatar.

Class members accused her of discrimination—of “singling out and targeting Jewish and Israel students for adverse treatment because of their identity,” according to StandWithUs. The educator has also made her anti-Israel views known with profanity-laden social-media writings.

Sheehi announced that she will be teaching at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, educating students about psychopathology and clinical intervention.

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