Network Reflections

Growing support for at-risk scholars in SAR Flanders
In the autumn of 2021, five universities in Belgium’s northern region of Flanders decided to intensify their support of SAR’s activities. By December 10th, on International Human Rights Day 2021, we officially formed a SAR Flanders section. Since then, two

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Network Reflections: American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) is an enthusiastic and long-term affiliate member of Scholars at Risk (SAR). Our strategic plan includes several components that underlie our engagement. One of our strategic goals is to “utilize psychology to make a positive

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Network Reflections: ​​Remote Scholars Program
Carleton University began hosting scholars at risk remotely in the spring of 2020. It was interesting timing because it coincided with the onset of the global pandemic and it felt like everyone was working remotely at the beginning. Despite the

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Network Reflections: Expanding SAR Switzerland
The Swiss Section of Scholars at Risk has its roots in 2008, when the first higher education institution in Switzerland joined the global SAR network. SAR Switzerland thereafter gradually grew in size and strength. The number of at-risk scholars hosted

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Network Reflections: KU Leuven
In 2021, KU Leuven welcomed the first two academics to be hosted by the university through the Scholars at Risk Network. The experience, while at times difficult because of COVID-19, has been rewarding for the scholars and the university. It has

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Network Reflections: Hosting at Whitman College
Whitman is a small liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington in the US. Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous education to an exclusively undergraduate student body. Since Fall 2017, Whitman has hosted three SAR scholars in: Politics

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Network Reflections: First Time Hosts EPFL
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) joined Scholars at Risk (SAR) in 2014. Two years after joining in 2016, EPFL contributed to the establishment of the Swiss section of SAR, which today comprises 24 partner institutions.  EPFL’s hosting engagement began

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