SAR USA West Regional Meeting

Friday, Jan 20 2017 12:00 am

Event Location Pomona College, N College Way, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
Co-sponsors Scholars at Risk, Pomona College
In Event Types: Meeting Networking

freespeech-stone-poster-2016-2Scholars at Risk and Pomona College in Claremont, California will host the first regional meeting of SAR Network members in the western United States.


10:00-10:30 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks
Location: Hahn Building Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

  • Welcome, Pardis Mahdavi, Pomona College, Interim SAR USA Steering Committee
  • Opening Remarks, Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago

10:30-11:30 am: Introduction to Scholars at Risk & overview of opportunities
Location: Hahn Building Room 101

  • Introduction to Scholars at Risk & explanation of SAR USA & regional sections
  • Opportunities for involvement and cooperation for universities in the region
  • Discussion of best practices for supporting threatened scholars, especially in light of recent crises resulting in high numbers of applications from Syria, Turkey, and elsewhere

11:30 am-12:30 pm: Responding to attacks on higher education communities
Location: Hahn Building Room 101

  • Introduction to Scholars at Risk’s advocacy & monitoring work
  • Discussion of Scholars at Risk’s responses to the widespread, disproportionate pressures on Turkey’s higher education sector, & opportunities for additional responses
  • Involving students in hands-on advocacy

12:30-2:30 pm: Lunch and networking
Location: Hahn Building Foyer

2:30-4:30 pm: Free time for campus tours, individual meetings, etc.

  • SAR staff will be available to answer questions throughout this time

4:30 pm: Keynote
Location: Bridges Hall of Music

  • “Free Speech on Campus: A Challenge for Our Time,” Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago
  • This speech is made possible by the Pomona College Free Speech in a Dangerous World Speaker Series.

The event is open to all members, prospective members, and supporters of the SAR network and their guests. Please RSVP using this online form.