Webinar: What can scholars do about the refugee crisis?

Wednesday, Feb 15 2017 11:00 am

Event Location Webinar (Global)
Co-sponsors Marie Curie Alumni Association, EuroScientist
In Event Types: Panel

The devastation of Syria and countries in the region, and the resulting forced migration, is having a massive impact on its higher education system.

Among the refugee population, there are as many as 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university students, according to last year’s estimate by the Institute of International Education. This situation is the acute version of the broader problem of refugee science: when human rights are violated, academic freedom is always one of the first victims. At the same time, the scientific community has devised creative ways to tackle such tragedies.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education
  • Rose Anderson, Acting Director of Protection Services, Scholars at Risk
  • Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General, Humboldt Foundation, promoter of the recently launched Philipp Schwartz Initiative
  • Renata Suter, Head of Research, Kiron (Berlin, Istanbul), a mixed online-offline system to provide world-class education to displaced students

The online roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Michele Catanzaro (Editorial Board, Euroscientist). Updates with the access link will be sent to the registered attendees before the event.

Scholars at Risk is grateful to the Marie Curie Alumni Association and Euroscientist for hosting this important event.