Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?

Thursday, Oct 12 2017 6:15 pm

Event Location Uni Mail, 40 Blvd du Pont-d’Arve, Geneva
Co-sponsors University of Geneva
In Event Types: Panel

In conjunction with Human Rights Week and the release of Scholars at Risk’s Free to Think 2017, the University of Geneva will host a roundtable discussion entitled “Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?”

Participants will discuss how universities can provide sanctuary to scholars forced to flee, and how higher education communities can ensure the security, well-being, and sustainable future of the university space, its scholars, and students

Panel Moderator:
Dr. Frédéric Esposito, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva

M. Jesse Levine, Senior Advocacy Officer, Scholars at Risk, New York University Office
Dr. Çağla E. Aykaç, Geneva School of Social Science, University of Geneva and a Scholar at Risk from Turkey
Prof. Ur Shlonsky, Faculty of Humanities, University of Geneva