Over the past years we have been witnessing increased repression towards academics and scientific research in various countries. Scholars are attacked for their critical research and teachings, and for voicing it in public. They are dismissed, imprisoned, their institutions shut
Join Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the SAR-United States Section for Lines, Line-Drawing, and Consequences, a five-part discussion series that will explore common situations that invoke core values on college and university campuses. Every other Wednesday, SAR Executive Director Rob
This talk examines the brief but remarkable presence of leftist Brazilian lesbian politician Marielle Franco, who was assassinated on March 14, 2018 in a still unresolved case. What can we, as scholars, learn from the study of Marielle Franco’s political
Academic Freedom in a Plural World: Global Critical Perspectives June 9, 8:00am-12:00pm EDT June 10, 10:00am-2:00pm EDT Zoom link: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/85114784769 Please find the event description Free, and open to all This conference will bring together over 20 scholars from a variety
Join Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the SAR-United States Section for Lines, Line-Drawing, and Consequences, a five-part discussion series that will explore common situations that invoke core values on college and university campuses. Every other Wednesday, SAR Executive Director Rob
Cooperation in international higher education and research is an aspect of the foreign education and cultural policy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Research diplomacy as a guiding concept describes the attempt to keep dialogue possible through cooperation in teaching
The second Inspireurope outreach workshop will take place in Krakow, Poland on October 7-8, 2021 and aims to build on the progress made at the first Inspireurope outreach workshop that took place in Krakow on January 9th, 2020.
The third and final Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum will take place in Berlin on May 2nd - 3rd, 2022. It will be hosted by Inspireurope partner; the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation and will review progress and lessons learned on the Inspireurope
Researchers, institutions, teachers, and students around the world are confronting new and growing threats to academic freedom. Academic freedom in Asia has faced particular assault over the last decade, with increasingly global-ramifications. In this roundtable event sponsored by the Open
Drawing from the comparative threads of authoritarian strategy seen across the cases of Turkey, Hungary, and India, this panel brings together scholars to discuss the state of academic freedom and democratic erosion followed by an open discussion with the panelists.
Join Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the SAR-United States Section for Lines, Line-Drawing, and Consequences, a five-part discussion series that will explore common situations that invoke core values on college and university campuses. Every other Wednesday, SAR Executive Director Rob
Psychological intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration is not limited to heterosexual relationships and can affect all genders and sexual orientations, including lesbians and bisexual women (LB) both in Denmark and Turkey. Internalized heterosexism might be one of the factors increasing
Join us on May 7 from 12:00pm-2:00pm EDT for the New University in Exile Consortium spring conference about the global attacks on academic freedom. The keynote speaker is Éric Fassin, Professor of sociology and Co-chair of the Gender Studies Department,
This seminar covers both the concrete example of how an individual is affected and the general traits and trends.
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná will host a Virtual Speaker Series, titled The Contours of Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Turkey: From the Military Dictatorship to the Present, with Dr. Sumerkan Bozkurt Gungen.
The webinar offers members of the SAR Canada network a better idea of the student advocacy initiatives established by Scholars at Risk.
The 2021 Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the state of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe will be published on May 6, 2021. The University of Agder is honoured
Digital International Week 2021 of Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences Host: International Office Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences Type of event: Information event with subsequent discussion Date of event: Tuesday, 04.05.2021 Time of event: 12.00 – 13.30 (CEST, UTC+2) Zoomlink
THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LEGAL CLINIC OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURIN AND THE STUDENTS’ ADVOCACY SEMINARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PADUA. The University of Turin has organized an online event on the role of experiential learning in defending academic freedom at
Researchers from all over the world experience repressions. Not only are they prevented from conducting free research, often their lives and the lives of their families are endangered. Minorities find it difficult to assert themselves in the academic world.
This Kick-Off event of the Speaker Series: Politics of Repression – Strategies and Resistances in Scholarship offers an insight into the work of the `Scholars at Risk´-network, their motivations, support structures and history. How does a university like Leibniz University
Academic freedom has been identified to find its way back to African universities after its complete roll-back during the post-independence era. At the same time, academic freedom is violated or challenged and cannot be taken for granted. To what extent
The second Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum will be hosted by Inspireurope partner; Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, in Berlin on April 26-27, 2021.
Register Now FREE UNIVERSITIES: Putting the Academic Freedom Index Into Action Through the UN Human Rights Systems Featuring: Ms. Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression Ms. Koumbou Boly Barry, UN
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná will host a Virtual Speaker Series, titled Free Speech Threatened: in China and by China, with Professor Teng Biao. This lecture will examine how the Chinese government suppresses freedom of expression in China, and
Scholars at Risk Student Advocacy Seminars present: Reflections: Advocacy in Support of Imprisoned Scholars Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Time: 12:30 PM Speakers: Xiyue Wang and Hua Qu As part of SAR’s annual Student Advocacy Days, join us for a
This event will examine the threats to academic freedom as well as the networks of solidarity between researchers that are developing to face them. This event offers a comparative vision of Turkish, French and Swiss perspectives on academic freedom. Tuesday,
Scholars at Risk Student Advocacy Seminars presents: Social Media as Advocacy Tool * Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Speakers: Sunniva Høiskar, SAIH (Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund); and Peter Irwin, Uyghur Human Rights Project *Note:
Scholars at Risk Student Advocacy Seminars presents: Governmental Avenues for Raising Awareness: Europe* Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Speaker: Matteo Vespa, European Students’ Union Moderator: Clare Robinson, Scholars at Risk *Note: This event is open to Student
Scholars at Risk Student Advocacy Seminars presents: Governmental Avenues for Raising Awareness: United States* Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Time: 2:00 PM Speaker: Scott Busby, United States Department of State Moderator: Adam Braver, Roger Williams University *Note: This event is
Scholars at Risk Student Advocacy Seminars presents: Advocating for Imprisoned Scholars: How Students Make a Difference* Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Speakers: Humaira Anjum and Mohammad Abdul Mahir, BRAC University, Bangladesh; and Zoe Schreiber, Viadrina University Moderator:
Psychosocial support for researchers at risk Date: 10 March, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CET (1 hour webinar); 11.05 to 12.00PM CET (55 mins follow up meeting) Register: To register for the 1 hour webinar, please click here To
On March 8th, to mark International Women's Day, SAR Ireland, in collaboration with Centre for Resistance Studies, Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, will host a webinar on Gender and Academic Freedom.
In this webinar, Boğaziçi University students and faculty will come together to speak about their ongoing struggle for academic autonomy and a democratic university in Turkey. We aim to discuss the pressing issues of violations of academic freedom and undermining
Roger Williams University Library “virtual” Talking in the Library Series & Scholars at Risk Student Advocacy Seminars present: In conversation: Jewher Ilham (daughter of Uyghur imprisoned scholar Ilham Tohti) & Akida Pulati (daughter of missing Uyghur scholar Rahile Dawut) Date:
Are some questions too dangerous to ask? What happens to scholars and students who ask those questions? How can you contribute to strengthening core higher education values, such as academic freedom? These are among the questions we will discuss in
Introduction to Scholars at Risk Network SAR-Ireland formed as a partnership between Universities Ireland and the Scholars at Risk Network in September 2009. This partnership provides support to threatened academics around the world, including by arranging temporary placements in Ireland to allow
SAR Italy will partecipate in the online webinar on “Avvocati e docenti a rischio nel mondo”, organized by University of Verona in collaboration with UniVR and Ordine degli Avvocati di Verona.
First Workshop within Swetaly, a collaboration between the University of Padua, the University of Gothenburg and the University of Stockholm. This event, which will address the topic of “Academic freedom in challenging times: advocacy and collaborations” will be divided into
India has seen an alarming rise in the imprisonment of students and young academics, as well as restrictions on academic activities that are critical of the ruling powers. Instances of everyday violence on university campuses are largely left unpunished and
As part of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival and to mark the launch of the Scholars at Risk Annual Report Free to Think 2020, SAR Ireland is delighted to host a Speaker Series.
Solidarity in the Time of Social Distancing: The Effects of COVID-19 on Knowledge Creation, Exchange, and Dissemination Date: December 10, 2020 Time: 12-2 PM (ET) Click here to register On Human Rights Day, the Canadian Section of Scholars at Risk (SAR
The Fate Of Freedom In A Global Pandemic A Panel Discussion with Kenneth Roth, Mubashar Hasan and Farai Gonzo Apart from being a public health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on human rights and freedoms throughout the
Plan to participate in this CONAHEC-AMPEI Joint Virtual International Education Conference. Together we will reassert the value of international academic relationships and engagement in higher ed and forge a more resilient platform and proactive agenda for future collaboration.
Universities responding to forced displacement – Challenges and Opportunities 25 November 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (CEST) The webinar is the next event organized by UNICA’s CITY Working Group and initiated by the University College Dublin. In the framework of the
On November 19, 2020, Scholars at Risk hosted “Free to Think 2020: Responding to Attacks on Higher Education,” a virtual conference marking SAR’s 20th anniversary and the release of our annual monitoring report, Free to Think 2020. “Within the COVID-19
As part of International Education Week in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a SAR scholar of international diplomacy, politics, education, and development will give a lecture on "Post-Soviet Central Asia: New Authoritarianism and Academic Freedom."
The internationalisation of higher education has brought significant cultural and economic benefits to both the UK and the sector. International education and research collaborations have also increased the competitiveness of the sector, strengthening research outputs and enhancing the educational experience
In recent months, many governments have used the COVID-19 lockdown as the pretext for a crackdown on intellectual dissent and academic freedom. This network-wide webinar, sponsored by Scholars at Risk Ireland, will explore these renewed attacks in several different contexts,
SAR Italy will be participating in the online meeting organized by the University of Milan on academic freedom. This conference, moderated by Professor Angela Di Gregorio, SAR referent of the University of Milan, will discuss the contribution of the University
The Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference is an annual event hosted by the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. The conference brings together: Human rights leaders from around the world Academic researchers across different disciplines Scientists and engineers who
In this live webinar, experienced university hosts within the SAR United States network will share their perspectives, lessons learned, and best practices for hosting scholars at their respective institutions (public and private). Most importantly, presentations will be followed by an
Carleton University Students for Scholars at Risk invites you to a Livestream for Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 PM (EDT). This livestream will involve a constructive discussion surrounding the wrongful detainment of Cihan Erdal and what we each can do to
Following the successful round table last month, SAR Italy is going to have its first talk in our first Speaker Series with our guest speaker: Asli Vatansever (Humboldt University Berlin and University of Padova) who will be talking about her
On October 12th (2-4pm Greek time) Scholars at Risk (SAR) Europe in coordination with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will hold a meeting on developing a SAR section in Greece for interested Higher Education Institutes and individuals. Registration for the
Nominate a young researcher for the 5,000 € Voltaire Prize, which is awarded for the scientific examination of the topics of international understanding, tolerance and respect for differences and which honors scientists who are committed to freedom in research and
Secretly filmed in Iran for over two years, NASRIN is an immersive portrait of human rights activist and political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh and Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT
The first Inspireurope outreach workshop in Greece will be hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) on Wednesday, September 30th in hybrid format (online and face to face meetings) from 09.30-19.00 local Greek time (EEST).
SAR-Italy is pround to launch its first speaker series in the Fall 2020 with the inaugural round table entitled: Debating Academic Freedom and Human Rights in Times of Crisis. The cycle of seminars aims at promoting knowledge about present violations
The International Association of La Salle Universities welcomes you to the Lasallian Dialogue on Racism: A Global Pandemic. This 90 minute event will bring together four distinguished panelists on the issue of racism and its characteristics in different parts of
Research and education in humanities and social sciences are currently restrained and threatened by political forces outside the university. This conference will bring together perspectives from different places in the world to discuss this urgent situation: What is our role as researchers, teachers, leaders and
You are cordially invited to the Annual North-West University Lecture on Academic Freedom by Dr. Sijbolt Noorda from the Magenta Charta Observatory, Bologna. To view the abstract and short biography of Dr. Sijbolt Noorda, click here.
AfricanDefenders will host a webinar on 11 August from 3pm to 5pm East African Time (EAT) which will bring together African academic institutions, CSOs, including Scholars at Risk, and HRDs to explore opportunities for collaboration and exchange best practices.
El Centro de investigación y educación sobre derechos humanos (CREDP), su Clínica de derechos humanos y Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa se complacen en presentar : Libertad académica, investigación y valores democráticos: Una perspectiva latinoamericana Seminario web en inglés: martes
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), its Human Rights Clinic and Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa are pleased to present: Academic Freedom, Research and Democratic Values: A Latin American Perspective Webinar in English: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 |
The Future of Value-Based Higher Education and Quality Assurance – The Future of Academic Freedom Jun 17, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Academic freedom has emerged as an issue of profound importance during the past few years,
All recordings, presentations and other resources from the Inspireurope 2020 Virtual Stakeholder Forum held on June 8th 2020 are now available online.
Save the Date / SAR-United States & COVID-19: Responses & Remote Opportunities On Thursday, May 21st at 1:00pm EST, SAR will host a one-hour webinar over Zoom for primary representatives at member institutions and associations within the SAR-United States Section.
Beginning on April 20, Scholars at Risk is holding the fifth run of the free online course, "Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters," developed in collaboration with the University of Oslo and partners on the Academic Refuge Project. The course
The SAR Network 2020 Global Congress will convene virtually on March 26 and 27, 2020. For program updates and information for registered participants, click below.
The 2020 Philipp Schwartz Forum by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation provides an opportunity for threatened researchers, host institutions, funding organisations, and partners in Germany and abroad to discuss current issues and strategies related to the topic of threatened scholars.
SAR staff will be attending the University of California’s 2nd Annual Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is #SpeechMatters2020: Participation and Protest on Campus.
This webinar is for representatives of higher education institutions and other organisations in Europe interested in welcoming researchers at risk to the work place.
Scholars at Risk is proud to partner* with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to be a sponsor of their 106th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Outreach workshop in Poland to grow the European support base for researchers at risk.
Ilham Tohti is the winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2019. The prize will be awarded during a ceremony in the Parliament in Strasbourg on 18 December 2019.
This international workshop aims at bringing together institutions, organisations, displaced scholars and students involved in the SAR network, in a view to foster a dialogue aimed at sharing good practices, reflecting on common challenges and responses, and developing future collaborations.
From November 13-17, SAR will have an exhibit at the POD Network Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On November 14th, SAR will host a session introducing the work of Scholars at Risk and its observations of the academic freedom landscape.
Jewhar Ilham, activist and daughter of imprisoned Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, will speak at the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center as part of their Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 4:30pm in the Roger Williams University Library.
Scholars at Risk is pleased to take part in the second annual event of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) at George Washington University. SAR staff will lead a discussion about SAR’s Student Advocacy Seminars alongside Student
Join us for the Annual Conference of the Magna Charta Observatory, 16 and 17 October 2019. The focus will be on academic freedom and the responsibilities which universities have for helping to achieve the UN sustainable development goals, particularly those
On Friday, October 4, Scholars at Risk’s Chelsea Blackburn Cohen will speak on a panel about censorship and academic freedom at the Social Practice of Human Rights conference at the University of Dayton.
Bratislava Policy Institute, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and the Hanns Seidel Foundation invite you to the first year of the international conference, Focusing on Freedom: Academic Freedom in CEE. The conference will take place at the Faculty of
From September 24-27, SAR will have an exhibit at the European Association for International Education conference in Helsinki, Finland. SAR will also speak on a panel alongside partners from Central European University on Wednesday, September 25 from 1:30-2:30.
On the 19th of August 2019 the Australian University USC will officially launch its USC Scholars at Risk Chapter. The launch is the culmination of two years of work establishing and developing a chapter model that will not only work to
This event will focus on academic values and the role of the higher education community in supporting students and scholars with a refugee background, and at-risk academics.
The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build
The congress seeks to generate a space for researchers, social movements, and civil organizations to debate theoretical and practical aspects, challenges and defeats, related with human rights, democracy, and a culture of peace and non-violence, as well as formulate proposals
Representatives from universities in Slovakia will convene in Bratislava on May 23, 2019 to launch the Slovakia section of Scholars at Risk.
SAR Mitarbeiterin Leona Binz wird die Mitgliederversammlung der Hochschulrektorenkonferenz besuchen und einen Stand mit Informationen über SAR’s Arbeit anbieten. SAR staff Leona Binz will attend the closed general meeting of the German Rectors’ Conference. Please stop by our booth to
A discussion on state repression of academic freedom, featuring a SAR scholar, will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 6:00pm in Room H1120 at Concordia University in Montreal.
A SAR scholar will visit the University of Texas at Austin for a multi-day speaking engagement.
Scholars at Risk staff and a SAR scholar will speak on a panel about academic freedom and approaches toward international advocacy at the Comparative & International Education Society Conference. SAR staff will be at a table throughout the conference for
Friday April 12, SAR Staff Alex Bell and Adam Braver, SAR Student Advocacy Coordinator and Professor at Roger Williams University, will present at the ACRL conference from 3:00pm until 4:00pm. With academic freedom and higher education values under threat worldwide,
A SAR Scholar will visit Mercy College to give a public talk.
SAR staff Annabelle Wilmott and Thomas Buntru, SAR Primary Representative at the University of Monterrey, will lead a workshop entitled "Promoting Higher Education Values in Institutional Partnerships at Home and Abroad" at the CONAHEC 19th North American Higher Education Conference.
A SAR scholar of public policy and South Asian studies will visit Chapman University in Orange, California to deliver a lecture and participate in other campus events.
SAR Executive Director Rob Quinn will speak alongside SAR scholars at an educational briefing for Congressional staffers. Open to the public.
In cooperation with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Adam Braver, SAR Student Advocacy Coordinator and Professor at Roger Williams University, will lead a workshop on Student Advocacy Seminars, which provide students with the opportunity to develop human rights research and
A SAR scholar will be speaking at Pacific University in Oregon on “The Changes and Challenges of Democratic Transition in sub-Saharan Africa” as part of Pacific University Scholars at Risk Speaker Series.
Student Advocacy Days, brings students and faculty from SAR’s Student Advocacy Seminars together for a hands-on workshop on advocacy best practices and strategies, followed by a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill on behalf of imprisoned scholars.
A SAR scholar will give a public lecture at Beloit College.
The Scholars at Risk Italy section will be launched at the University of Padova on February 19, 2019. The launch will be held in association with the 2019 Winter School on "Knowledges at Risk: Universities Promoting Academic Freedom".
The Scholars at Risk Denmark section will be launched at the University of Copenhagen on February 18, 2019.
The 2019 edition of Winter School "Times and Spaces of Globalization" will examine contemporary challenges to academic freedom and the role of universities in supporting at-risk scholars and promoting university values.
A SAR scholar will visit Illinois Wesleyan University for its fourth annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop from February 15th-February 17th.
En el próximo encuentro virtual de CO+INCIDE, conversaremos sobre cómo la libertad académica y el derecho a una educación de calidad se ven afectados en los sistemas educativos de distintos países en situación de crisis nacional.
“Turkey Series” continues with our fourth panel focusing on the recent social, economic and political developments in Turkey. As the local elections are fast approaching, Turkish authorities’ crackdown on freedom of expression and other human rights in Turkey continues at
SAR staff Lauren Crain and Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, in addition to SAR Board Member, Judith Shapiro, will lead a panel presentation at the AAC&U conference titled, “Conflict to Conversation: Promoting Higher Education Values in Response to Campus Incidents.”
Panel: Academic Freedom and Literary Expression: Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, and the United States.
Please join us to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. This event will feature both a panel and a reception. You will be
Lauren Crain, SAR Director of Research and Learning will speak on a panel at University of Michigan's Donia Human Rights Center at their Campus Human Rights Conference on November 30.
"Women's Rights in Iran," a talk from a Scholars at Risk Fellow, Thurs., Nov. 29, 6-7:30, Pappert Room, Bayer Hall.
Con la participación de: Prof Mario Bonucci, Rector de la Universidad de Los Andes Prof Mayda Hocevar, Observatorio de derechos humanos de la Universidad de Los Andes Prof Virgilio Castillo, Presidente de la Asociación de profesores de la Universidad de
The launch of Scholars at Risk Europe will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on November 28th together with a round table discussion on academic freedom, hosted by Wajid Khan MEP.
This seminar will focus on the intersection between international mobility and migration by looking into current policy-practice links and gaps, contemporary discourses, and existing evidence on the two in the context of highly skilled migration.
Restricted: The limits of academic freedom and higher education in Pakistan A guest lecture by a SAR Scholar November 8, 2018 – 4:30pm in KIMP 102
Join us on October 24th for a talk and conversation with Dr. Chelsea Blackburn Cohen.
Join us for this campus wide Teach-In where three guest speakers will be providing lessons on one of the three freedoms.
A SAR scholar of clinical psychology from Turkey will participate in a public lecture on the right to science and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Scholars at Risk invites you to join us for our the launch of our forthcoming report, Free to Think 2018.
SAR board member Domna Stanton and a SAR staff representative will speak at an event hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on October 4th in connection with the S.U.C.RE. (Supporting University Community pathways for Refugees-migrants) Erasmus+ KA2 project.
Scholars at Risk's Annabelle Wilmott will deliver a presentation on the importance of international partnerships in advancing quality higher education and protecting the free exchange of ideas worldwide at the 2018 Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI) conference.
The Scholars at Risk Protection and Membership teams will offer two How to Host webinars - Thursday September 27th, 2PM ET, and Monday October 1st, 4PM CEST.
SAR membership staff will represent SAR at the annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference in Geneva.
SAR Senior Program Officer, Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, will be attending the New School's launch of the New University in Exile Consortium.
Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, Senior Program Officer at Scholars at Risk, will be attending the official launch of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants at Rutgers on Monday, July 23rd.
Scholars at Risk's Senior Program Officer Chelsea Blackburn Cohen will be delivering closing remarks at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Higher Education and Human Rights Coalition in Washington, D.C. on July 12.
Rose Anderson, Scholars at Risk’s Director of Protection Services, will give a lecture on SAR’s work at the Visegrad Summer School in Krakow, Poland.
SAR staff and a Syrian scholar of archaeology to be featured speakers at the 2018 IMISCOE Annual Conference in Barcelona.
Join us at a special event organized by the EU-funded ‘Academic Refuge’ project. The project aims to improve the capacity of European universities to assist refugees and threatened academics and to promote understanding and respect for higher education values.
A representative from the SAR Norway section will attend a multidisciplinary workshop aimed at finding, within a limited amount of time, a collective response to the challenge: How can we improve the hosting of people seeking refuge?
The Scholars at Risk Network's 2018 Global Congress was 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.
The event brings together lawyers, journalists, and political representatives to share their observations of the ongoing trials of journalists, academics, and parliamentarians, as well as the current national and international political climate in Turkey.
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.
Student Advocacy Day convenes students and faculty participating in SAR's Student Advocacy Seminars for an all-day workshop on advocacy and communications strategies to support scholars and students imprisoned around the world.
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.
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.