Board & Ambassadors Council

SAR Network Board

The Scholars at Risk Network Board is responsible for the overall policy and direction of the Network. Network members are invited to nominate representatives to the Board. The Board supervises the activities of the Network offices and staff and reports on these activities to the Network members and affiliates. (Affiliations are for identification purposes only.)

Lisa Anderson (Chair)
Former President, American University in Cairo
Senior Lecturer and Dean Emerita, SIPA
Columbia University

Alfred Babo
Associate Professor of International Studies and Anthropology
Fairfield University

Joy Connolly
American Council of Learned Societies

Jorge A. Sánchez Cordero
Mexican Center of Uniform Law

Adam Falk
President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
President Emeritus, Williams College

Jonathan F. Fanton
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Timothy Gladden 
Partner, Corporate and Business Transactions Group
DarrowEverett LLP

Charles Harkless
Managing Director
Satori Consulting

Jan Krukowski
Jan Krukowski & Co.

Michael Kunichika
Professor of Russian
Director, Amherst Center for Russian Culture
Amherst College

Jonathan Levitsky
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Lance Liebman
William S. Beinecke Professor and Dean Emeritus
Former Director, American Law Institute

Gilbert W. Merkx
Professor of the Practice of Sociology
Duke University

Daniel Naujoks
Director International Organization and UN Studies Specialization
Columbia University

Matthew Nimetz
Lawyer & Diplomat (retired)

Katherine Precht

Isabel Roche
Executive Director of Special Programs in Higher Education
The Endeavor Foundation

Catharine R. Stimpson
University Professor & Dean Emeritus
The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy
New York University

Diana Wagner
Partner and Portfolio Manager
Capital Group

Rosalie J. Wolf
Managing Partner
Botanica Capital Partners LLC

Emeritus Members

Jonathan R. Cole
John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University
Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus
Columbia University

Irving Epstein
Professor and Chair of Educational Studies
Director of the Center for Human Rights
Illinois Wesleyan University

SAR Ambassadors Council

Ambassadors Council members are scholars, higher education and public leaders, advocates and others who advise the Board and staff and raise awareness of SAR’s work. (Affiliations are for identification purposes only.)

Lloyd Axworthy (Chair)
Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College
Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg

Anthony Appiah
Cultural theorist, philosopher and novelist
Professor of Philosophy, New York University
Former President, PEN American Center

Louise Arbour
Former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
UN Commissioner for Human Rights

Ian Buruma
Writer and historian
Paul W. Williams Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College

Robbert Dijkgraaf
Mathematical physicist and string theorist
Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands

Ariel Dorfman
Novelist, playwright, human rights activist
Professor of Literature and Latin American Studies, Duke University

Shirin Ebadi
Judge and human rights activist
Recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize

Richard Goldstone
Former justice of the South African Constitutional Court
Human rights leader

Azar Nafisi
Internationally bestselling author and professor
Executive Director of Cultural Conversations,
Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS at Johns Hopkins

Sigrid Rausing
Swedish philanthropist, anthropologist, publisher
Founder of Sigrid Rausing Trust and editor of Granta Magazine