SAR and the ACUP will organize a seminar on academic freedom and its importance for universities. The speakers will discuss the most critical challenges we must overcome to make academic freedom possible at both a European and global level.
The Scholars at Risk Network's 2018 Global Congress will be held in Berlin, Germany, 23-26 April, 2018, in partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität Berlin, and Scholars at Risk Germany Section.
SAR European Director will represent SAR at the anniversary meeting of the PAUSE program in France, which was established 1 year ago to provide funding to higher education institutions and public research organizations planning to host at-risk scholars.
EURAXESS will host a conference with the aim of combining an academic approach with practical examples to consider the effectiveness of specific initiatives and programs for the integration of refugee researchers in Switzerland and beyond.
The Rectors' Conference of Public Universities of Madrid (CRUMA) will host a day-long conference with the goal of raising awareness for refugees and the multiple reasons for asylum in Spain.
The University of Padova in Italy will host a meeting and event on December 12th featuring talks with two SAR scholars from Iran and Serbia, and to continue planning for a SAR Italy section.
This event recognizes the work that SAR does to protect scholars and advocate for academic freedom. It will include a luncheon in the Parliamentary restaurant with remarks from a SAR Scholar followed by a Q&A.
Students enrolled in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Honors College’s Scholars and Journalists at Risk will present a self-produced short film on the arrests of Iranian prisoners of conscience Hamid Babadei and Ahmadreza Djalali.
SAR’s Executive Director Robert Quinn will provide a keynote address on “The University and the Future of Democracy” at Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s (VUB) Doctor Honoris Causa Day.
An Iranian SAR Scholar of political psychology and human rights will give a lecture describing her first-hand experience of violations of women’s rights, the right to education, and the right to life in Iran.
Dr. Ester Gallo, a professor of social anthropology at the University of Trento, Italy, will give an introductory talk on the work of the Scholars at Risk Network at this year's European Association of Social Anthropologists Annual General Meeting Seminar.
Daniel Munier, SAR's Acting Director of Advocacy, will participate in the plenary "Which freedom of research to defend?" as part of an international forum, Freedom of Research, hosted by Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, in France.
This International Education Week, the University of Arkansas Scholars at Risk committee will host a lecture entitled "The Power of Positivism (Turning Bad Situations for the Best)," delivered by a SAR Scholar of International Relations and journalist from Zimbabwe.
This year, the University of Oslo's Human Rights Award will be presented to professor Ishtar Gözaydin, an academic and researcher from Turkey who has made her mark as an active social commentator and human rights defender.
The Programme national d’aide à l’Accueil en Urgence des Scientifiques en Exil (PAUSE) will host a day-long event, bringing together speakers and panelists to discuss the importance of academic freedom for researchers within the sciences.
Universities Ireland, the Scholars at Risk Ireland Section, and Maynooth University will host a day-long event including lectures and a roundtable discussion addressing increasing threats to academic freedom.
SAR's Senior Program Officer for Membership and University Relations Joyce Pisarello will speak on a panel entitled "Science in Danger," discussing how threatened and refugee researchers and students in the sciences can work to their full potential.
Laura Flanders, the award-winning author and host of the Laura Flanders show, will interview SAR scholars Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, and Sana Mustafa--three generations of Syrian dissidents exiled by the Assad regime for refusing to be silent.
The University of Ghent will host a discussion on the ongoing purges of Turkey's academia which some have argued amount to an "academicide." Exiled academics from Turkey will speak about their personal experiences and point to the political logic behind the dismissals.
The University of California, Irvine will celebrate joining the Scholars at Risk Network with an event dedicated to Turkish and Syrian scholars and students.
SAR and the Villa Decius Association will host a conference on academic freedom, to be held in Krakow on 19-20 October. The event will include a meeting for Polish universities to learn more about how to get involved in SAR.
In conjunction with Human Rights Week and the release of Scholars at Risk's Free to Think 2017 report, the University of Geneva will host a roundtable discussion entitled "Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?"
The EU-funded ‘Academic Refuge’ project, on which Scholars at Risk is a partner, will hold a project meeting at the University of Oslo on October 10-11 to begin developing a MOOC on academic freedom and higher education values.
Roger Williams University professor and Scholars at Risk (SAR) Student Advocacy Seminar leader Adam Braver will lead a workshop for students and faculty who are interested in ethical-political activism within the space of a collective pedagogy.
Western University and Dr. Homa Hoodfar will host a lecture and panel discussion entitled "Framing Academic Freedom and Critical Thinking as Transnational Rights" highlighting the work of the Scholars at Risk Network.
Scholars at Risk and the Human Rights Program at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College are pleased to host a public launch event for Free to Think 2017.
The Roosevelt House will host a discussion exploring the debate on whether freedom of speech should be given broad protections or whether hate speech must be regulated in order to ensure equality and protect human rights.
Western Illinois University will host "Living Dangerously," a lecture by Riad Ismat, a Syrian SAR scholar and recognized playwright, director, and author.
Scholars at Risk's Clyfford Young will speak on a panel concerning student expression and protests at the European Association for International Education's Annual Conference in Seville, Spain.
The Magna Charta Observatory, the University of Bologna, and the University of Pécs will host the Ceremony for the Signing of the Magna Charta by universities committed to upholding fundamental higher education values and a conference for higher education professionals.
The 2017 Visegrad Summer School, hosted by the Villa Decius Association in Krakow, will feature a session on Scholars at Risk on Thursday, July 6th.
Representatives from the Scholars at Risk Switzerland section will present on SAR activities at an upcoming conference on “Mobilising UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for Policy Action towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” in Geneva on July 5-7.
The Jonge Academie and UAF-Scholars at Risk will host "Refugees in the arts & academia", an event bringing public attention to the issue of refugees in the arts sector and academia.
Scholars at Risk, the University of Oslo, UNICA, and the University of Ljubljana will hold a new staff training opportunity on 19-23 June 2017 at the University of Oslo.
Scholars at Risk and Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island will host the first regional meeting of SAR Network members in the northeastern United States.
SAR staff and representatives from the SAR Germany and SAR Sweden section will participate in a panel discussion on researchers in danger, during a workshop for research alumni coordinators in Germany.
The University of Zurich’s International Relations Office and the Scholars at Risk Switzerland Section will host a presentation on academic repression in Turkey.
Ella de Lange from the SAR-UAF network in the Netherlands and Belgium will represent SAR at a seminar in Brussels on Migration, Asylum and Social Inclusion in Higher Education and Research.
Representatives from universities across Finland will convene in Vaasa on May 8, 2017 to launch the Finnish section of Scholars at Risk.
The University of Padova and Scholars at Risk invite institutions and individuals in Italy to join the network and get involved in SAR-related activities.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, SAR, the Scholar Rescue Fund, and the Council for At-Risk Academics will convene a workshop to facilitate the exchange of expertise among institutions in Germany that are hosting or interested in hosting threatened researchers.
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Scholars at Risk Network for a panel discussion exploring the role of higher education in post-communist states. Registration is required; please click here to register. PANELISTS Dmitry Dubrovskiy, Harriman Institute, Columbia University Umida Ganieva, Humanitarian
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is opening an exhibition entitled "Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq" that concerns the destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East.
A Chinese SAR scholar of law and human rights will speak at “To Build a Free China,” a panel discussion concerning Xu Zhiyong's eponymous book and the ways in which legal advocacy is developing as a form of political resistance.
Bielefeld University will host a day of meetings and a networking session about refugee scholars and the Scholars at Risk Network.
A Syrian SAR scholar of analytical chemistry will give a talk entitled "A Dangerous World for Universities: The Story of a Syrian Researcher in Exile."
During a session of MCAA's conference and general assembly, SAR's Sinead O'Gorman will discuss ways in which MCAA members might support threatened and refugee scholars and researchers.
In the wake of a coup attempt in July 2016 the president of Turkey declared a state of emergency, which remains in place eight months later. During that time, the government has suspended, detained and placed under investigation tens
The EC’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation will hold the S4R workshop, "European Research with a View to Integrating Refugees," with SAR's Sinead O'Gorman as a session co-facilitator.
Åbo Akademi University will hold a kick-off event to mark the launch of SAR activities, featuring presentations by university leadership in Finland, the Chair of SAR-Norway, Karen-Lise Knudsen, and others.
As part of SAR's Student Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., two Syrian SAR scholars will speak on a panel entitled "Education Embargo: How Trump’s immigration ban restricts knowledge."
SAR will convene a membership meeting bringing together supporters from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, highlighting SAR's core work, response to global crises, and opportunities for student involvement.
Students and faculty involved in SAR's Student Advocacy Seminars will gather for a day of hands-on skills-building and advocacy training, followed by a day of meetings in the capital.
A Chinese SAR scholar of law and human rights will be featured on a panel discussion and deliver lectures during a week-long residency at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
A Syrian SAR scholar of human rights will be discussing the humanitarian crisis in Syria as well as plans to rebuild a civil society in the war-torn country.
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,
Join Scholars at Risk and Yale University's Office of Career Strategy for a networking event on February 10 to learn more about SAR's work and discuss paths to nonprofit employment opportunities.
The University of California, Santa Barbara will host a panel discussion entitled "Global Challenges to Academic Freedom."
An Iranian SAR scholar of law and human rights will visit Vancouver Island University for a two-week residency including a keynote entitled "Speaking Truth to Power in Iran."
UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies will host a symposium addressing academic freedom in the Middle East with a special focus on Turkey, launching UCLA's campaign to host a threatened scholar from the region.
Scholars at Risk and Pomona College in Claremont, California will host the first regional meeting of SAR Network members in the western United States.
Scholars at Risk Senior Program Officer Lauren Crain and two scholars will speak on a panel entitled "The Refugee Crisis: At-Risk Students and Scholars" at the Modern Language Association's Annual Convention.
The University of London, School of Advanced Study’s Human Rights Consortium will host a conference discussing the increasing rate of attacks on human rights defenders and academics around the world. The workshop will aim to contribute to the global effort
The Steering Committee of SAR Canada and three Canadian MPs will host a panel discussion on academic freedom featuring Prof. Homa Hoodfar and the Hon. Irwin Coulter at the Canadian Parliament and the University of Ottawa.
Scholars at Risk and the SAR Norway Section will present an evening panel discussion and reception in celebration of the release of Free to Think 2016: Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project at the Høgskolen i
SAR will attend the AMPEI annual conference in Puebla, Mexico and welcomes colleagues to visit with SAR in the exhibition hall.
The Scholars at Risk Ireland section presents a special event featuring an opening address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.
The first meeting of the SAR Switzerland Section will take place on Monday, November 28 at the University of Bern. The agenda will include a discussion of the organisation of SAR Switzerland, recruitment of new members, exchange of best practices,
This meeting, following a MESA 2016 panel titled "Academic Freedom under Assault: A Roundtable on recent developments in Egypt and Turkey," is an opportunity to discuss advocacy strategies, SAR's direct assistance for scholars from Turkey, and how universities can help.
The New School Center for Public Scholarship will present a panel discussion on the state of free inquiry and threats to free expression in universities in China, Syria, Iran and Turkey.
As part of International Education Week in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a SAR scholar of human rights and law from China will give a lecture on legal reform and the death penalty in China.
An Ethiopian SAR scholar scholar of law and human rights will give a talk, "The Stifling of Democracy and the Repression of Academic Freedom in Ethiopia."
As part of International Education Week and the SAR Speaker Series, the New Jersey Institute of Technology has invited an Ethiopian blogger and scholar of law and journalism to speak about the impact of technology on political protests and the
A Syrian SAR scholar will be speaking at an International Education Week panel discussion entitled "Refugees and Education: A Local Perspective," hosted by Marquette University's Office of International Education.
As part of International Education Week and the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, an Ethiopian blogger and scholar of law and journalism will speak at Mercy College.
A Chinese scholar of human rights and law will be discussing his advocacy work in China and how he has continued this work in the United States.
As part of International Education Week and the SAR Speaker Series, the College of Staten Island has invited an Iranian scholar of international legal studies who focuses on Islam, women, and human rights to give a lecture and engage with
The Conference of the Birds—a collaboration with Syrian director and SAR scholar Naila Al-Atrash—is a theatrical Sufi meditation that travels a community of mythical birds through a series of trials and tribulations as they attempt to understand the essence of
Following up on the successful launch of the SAR Germany Section on September 20th, SAR's Rose Anderson will attend the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) General Assembly.
The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF will host the annual UAF Scholars at Risk event in collaboration with Utrecht University.
Jesse Levine, SAR’s Senior Advocacy Officer, will present on the SAR Academic Freedom Monitoring Project at a workshop on Academic Freedom For Leaders Of University Teachers Associations in West Africa.
The next meeting of the SAR Sweden Section will take place on October 18. The agenda for the meeting will include discussion of joint projects among the members of SAR Sweden and Terms of Reference for the Section, including the
On October 17-18, SAR will take part in the launch of the ‘Academic Refuge’ project at the University of Oslo, Norway. The three-year project is a partnership between the University of Oslo, the Scholars at Risk Network, UNICA, and the
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel and Boston’s own sports maven Bill Simmons will unite for “An Evening of Conversation, Laughter and Romance."
SAR’s Acting Director of Learning, Lauren Crain, will give a workshop on ‘Promoting Values in International Partnerships’ and an introductory session on getting involved with the Scholars at Risk Network at the 7th ANIE Annual Conference in Accra, Ghana. The
SAR advocacy staff will attend the Pre-sessions in advance of the 26th Universal Periodic Review in Geneva to discuss the challenges facing Venezuela’s higher ed sector. We welcome any partners who will also be in attendance to let us know
SAR Executive Director Rob Quinn will give a talk entitled “Beyond the Ivory Tower: A human rights vision of academic freedom in the 21st Century” as part of the Columbia University Seminars on Human Rights. His talk will include an
SAR Scholar Radwan Ziadeh will speak at Rollins College about the need for accountability in Syria after more than five years of war.
The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts will be holding their Human Rights and Science Symposium where SAR Board Member Domna Stanton will participate in a panel discussion titled "Efforts of Science
Rob Quinn, SAR member representatives, and a SAR scholar will report on recent events at American and foreign institutions of higher education that represent challenges to free speech and intellectual freedom.
The Swedish Section of Scholars at Risk will take part in the Nordic Book Fair in Gothenburg on September 22-25th 2016. The theme for 2016 is freedom of expression and the Swedish section will be one of the organizers of
The Humboldt Foundation will discuss with representatives of universities and research institutions in Germany the possibility of establishing a German section of the Scholars at Risk Network.
Scholars at Risk's Sinead O'Gorman will speak on a panel concerning academic freedom and students at the European Association for International Education's Annual Conference in Liverpool, UK.
University of Helsinki welcomes you to an academic discussion on the current situation of academia in Turkey.
SAR will participate in a panel on "Intimidation & Cyberbullying" in education at Graduate Women International's 32nd Triennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
SAR will attend the first-ever Global Conference, hosted by IEASA. The Global Conference is a platform for members of the higher education community to discuss the challenges higher education faces.
At the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Protection Services Director Rose Anderson will discsuss SAR’s scholar protection and advocacy work and its intersections with the sciences Abstract: The Scholars at Risk Network is a network of more than 400 universities,
Scholars at Risk is delighted to announce that select events from the 2016 Global Congress will be available via livestream.
The SAR Network 2016 Global Congress will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Scholars at Risk Network and the collective efforts of network members and partners protecting scholars and promoting academic freedom worldwide.
Reflecting on society and contributing to its development through research and education, in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, is at the core of the university mission. Moreover universities take pride in being part of a borderless academic community,
A SAR scholar and Syrian director and human rights activist will give a talk on the Syrian exodus followed by artistic recitation of writings by Syrian refugees performed by Queens College students.
A Syrian scholar of theatre studies will give a talk entitled, "Theatre as a Dynamic instrument for change: Syrian Creative Resistance movement."
Future of earth and humankind depends on the progress of science and technology. In addition, knowledge of societal challenges and changes are of upmost importance for policy measures. What is at stake if academic discourse is muzzled by limiting the
Rezvan Moghadam, an Iranian scholar of sociology and gender studies spoke on the role women's movement in the democratic movement in Iran at Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster Belfast, and University of Ulster in Derry.
The Humboldt Foundation, supported by the Federal Foreign Office and in cooperation with the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR), the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF), and the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA), is convening a workshop to facilitate the exchange of
In a continuation of the college’s efforts to address the global refugee crisis, Vassar invited an Ethiopian SAR scholar of law and human rights to speak on the relationship between academic freedom and democracy in his home country.
To celebrate and raise awareness about the university's new membership in the SAR Network, St. Edward's University hosted a Syrian SAR scholar for a lecture, which addressed the conflict in Syria and its impact on human rights and justice.
Each year, the Borah Foundation sponsors the Borah symposium that strives to bring together world leaders, diplomats, scholars, activists and our local communities to discuss the causes of war and the conditions for peace.
As Mercy College students prepared to represent Ethiopia at the Model UN, an Ethiopian SAR scholar gave a talk on democracy and human rights in his home country.
An Ethiopian SAR scholar of human rights and law both participated in an undergraduate class and spoke at a campus-wide event at Endicott College.
In a number of countries, counter-terrorism, blasphemy, sedition and similar laws are increasingly used to restrict free inquiry and expression, resulting in a shrinking academic and societal space for dialogue.
A Syrian SAR scholar of theatre and human rights activist presented two workshops, "Theatre as a site of raising people's awareness about their social-political condition" and "Syrian Creative Resistance Movement as a tool of surviving and challenging the violence" as
As part of ongoing efforts at Vassar to spur education around the worldwide refugee crisis, a Syrian SAR scholar of archaeology gave a lecture on the destruction of heritage and its impact on the cultural identity of Syrians and Iraqis.
In a lecture presented by the presented by The Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, a Syrian SAR scholar traced the evolution of this complex situation in Syria from his unique perspective as
Can China become a world leader of higher education without full academic or expressive freedom?
A Chinese SAR scholar human rights lawyer gave a guest lecture at College of Staten Island as part of their celebration of International Education Week. The lecture was part of the Global Human Rights Today Colloquium Series.
Dr. Semahagn Gashu Abebe, a rescued scholar from Ethiopia, will join a conversation titled “From the Ethiopian Classroom to Exile in America: A Rescued Scholar in Connecticut.”
Riad Ismat, Syrian playwright and diplomat, will present a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in Old Main’s Giffels Auditorium. Ismat is an award-winning playwright and director, as well as a critically acclaimed literary and arts critic, short-story writer
An Ethiopian SAR scholar of human rights and law treated NYU Law students and community members to a lunchtime talk on the difficulties of transitional justice in Ethiopia.
A Pakistani SAR scholar of gender studies delivered talks on gender education, transnational feminism, and gender issues in Pakistan at five universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The College of Staten Island Eta Lambda Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars will hold its Fifth Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre at 5:00pm.
Scholars at Risk discussions at the Think Corner Porthania touched upon the issues of academic freedom, artists' freedom of expression and human rights from different perspectives.
SAR held a three-day workshop in Geneva, Switzerland, to introduce representatives of SAR member institutions, sections and partner networks to the SAR Academic Freedom Monitoring Project.