Bahar is an experienced research professional interested in issues related to social justice and development. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from McGill University. After working on various research projects in international development and peace-building, Bahar co-founded ‘Socially Responsible Research’ a consultancy partnership offering evaluation and research support to nonprofit organizations. Working closely with Inversant, she developed a keen interest in the US higher education system and how it relates to the pervasive inequalities present in our society. Bahar is thrilled to lead Bob Hildreth’s new initiative, the Hildreth Institute, where we seek to fight for a fairer and more sustainable higher education system that benefits all.