Pacific University presents its 2018 At-Risk Speakers Series this month on the Forest Grove Campus. Students and local community members have the opportunity to hear from distinguished international scholars during the month of March.
The series is part of a global initiative, the Scholars at Risk Network, in which universities support and hear from scholars who have been displaced by war and political persecution. It is made possible through a grant from the university’s Elise Elliott Undergraduate Experience Enrichment Fund.
Scholars at Risk is a network of more than 500 member institutions in 37 countries that seeks to protect scholars, students, and universities under threat, and to defend academic freedom globally. SAR was established in 1999, and is hosted at New York University.
Katharine Loevy, an associate professor of philosophy, spearheaded an effort for Pacific to become Scholars at Risk member shortly after she joined the university faculty in 2016. Pacific is Oregon’s flagship member and remains the only SAR member institution in the state.
“The Pacific University SAR Speaker Series provides our students with an unprecedented opportunity to meet scholars, artists and statesmen from all over the world,” she says. “Our membership in the SAR Network affirms our ongoing commitment to principles of academic freedom and to freedom of expression, and to standing in solidarity with students, scholars, and artists around the globe who are under attack for the peaceful expression of their ideas.”
For more information, please contact Dr. Loevy at 503-352-2124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.