Guest Speaker to Present on Life from Refugee to Professional

Posted on 3/22/2017 12:22:16 PM

Lieutenant Farzad Sharif, Commander of the Analytical Intelligence Center with the Pennsylvania State Police, and Director of the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center, will be on campus Thursday, April 6, 2017, to present “Honor and Ethics: From Refugee to Professional.”

This event will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room 225. 

Lt. Farzad Sharif 737pxDuring his presentation, Sharif will speak on honor, integrity, ethics, and morality—directly related to his heritage, family, and the challenges that had to be overcome in order to achieve his success. Concepts such as societal expectations, moral obligations, and ethical standards will be discussed.

Sharif was born and lived in Iran for the first 12 years of his life, leaving with his family during the height of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. He lived and attended schools in England and Greece, and eventually settled in State College, Pennsylvania. Following graduation from Penn State University, he joined the Pennsylvania State Police and, during the past 24 years, has served in Patrol, Vice, the Systems Process Review Division, Internal Affairs Division, Bureau of Training and Education, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. 

Following the presentation, a brief summary and update will be given by the following IUP and Indiana organizations: Refugee Working Group, Islamic Center for Indiana County, and United Against Islamophobia.

Admission is free. For further information, please contact Pablo Mendoza, Assistant to the President for Social Equity, at