SAR 2024 Global Congress – Register Now!

Tuesday, Jun 25 2024 12:00 am

Event End Time 2024-06-27 00:00

Scholars at Risk invites you to register for the 2024 Global Congress to be held June 25-27, 2024, in partnership with the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania. Global Congresses are SAR’s largest network events, and bring together leading scholars, advocates, students and professionals to rethink issues of academic freedom and related values, to learn from each other, and to help shape SAR’s agenda for the coming years.

The 2024 Global Congress theme, “Sustainable knowledge: Lessons from universities, scholars and students in exile,” seeks to explore and capture the experience of current and prior generations of academic communities forced into exile by political unrest, repression, disaster and conflict. From Afghanistan to Ukraine, Belarus to Myanmar, Turkey to Sudan, Nicaragua to Israel/Palestine, and beyond. How can we help more scholars and students reach safety and reestablish their academic roles most effectively? How can we help institutions and systems persevere and ultimately build better, stronger, freer higher education communities, whether in exile or upon return home?

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Join SAR network members, partners and guests as we share best practices and develop skills for navigating challenges and protecting everyone’s freedom to think, question and share ideas.

Preliminary Program:

Monday, June 24th:  Arrivals for most participants from outside of Europe.

Tuesday, June 25th Events will take place at European Humanities University. Morning arrivals for most participants from Europe.

  • Morning informal networking sessions and private meetings
  • Afternoon workshops, trainings, and project meetings
  • Informal evening (including possible film screening)

Wednesday, June 26th:  

Thursday, June 27th: Events will take place at Vilnius Town Hall.

  • Morning parallel panel sessions and plenaries
  • Mid-day closing plenary session and recognitions lunch
  • Afternoon departures for most participants from Europe
  • Informal evening (with possible film screening)

Friday, June 28th:      

  • Morning informal follow-up meetings and networking
  • Departures for most participants from outside of Europe (Some participants may elect to say longer, including those attending the 100th Lithuanian Song Celebration starting on Saturday, June 29th).
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Hotel accommodations:

SAR and EHU have reserved blocks of rooms at the following recommended hotels.  Congress participants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel and reservations (unless otherwise agreed in advance in writing with SAR). We strongly recommend making reservations early. Room blocks will be filled on a first-come basis, and any remaining rooms will be released on February 16th.  (Please note that demand for hotel rooms may be especially high because the 100th Lithuanian Song Celebration will start on June 29, with many participants arriving early.)


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