Yale expands efforts to protect scholars at risk

Posted February 22, 2023
Illustration of Phelps Gate

(Illustration by Eri Griffin)

February 7, 2023 — Yale is expanding its Scholars at Risk program, which welcomes scholars facing dangerous conditions worldwide to campus so they can continue their work.

“In a demonstration of its commitment to academic freedom, Yale will enhance and expand its Scholars at Risk (SAR) program, which provides temporary professional appointments and a welcoming community for scholars, writers, artists, and activists worldwide who face persecution or other dangers.

President Peter Salovey and Provost Scott Strobel have initiated several measures to extend the program’s reach across the university, improve its infrastructure, and boost its funding.

Overall, the university has increased the program’s funding by $2.6 million, allowing it to bring approximately seven additional scholars at risk to campus each year, doubling the number of scholars supported by the program.”

Learn more about how Yale brings scholars to campus by reading the full piece here.

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