Events

Upcoming Events

29th Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum
Aug 30, 2017
Event End Time 2017-08-31 00:00
Event Location University of Pécs, Pécs, 1., 48-as tér, 7622 Hungary
Co-sponsors Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum, University of Pécs, University of Bologna
In Event Types: Conference
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.

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European Association for International Education Annual Conference
Sep 12, 2017
Event End Time 2017-09-15 15:00
Event Location Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos, Av. Alcalde Luis Uruñuela, 1, 41020 Sevilla, Spain
In Event Types: Conference Panel
Scholars at Risk's Joyce Pisarello will speak on a panel concerning student expression and protests at the European Association for International Education's Annual Conference in Seville, Spain.

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Past Events

Scholars at Risk Session at 2017 Visegrad Summer School
Jul 06, 2017
Event End Time 2017-07-06 16:30
Event Location Villa Decius Association, Krakow, Poland
Co-sponsors Visegrad Summer School; Villa Decius Association
In Event Types: Meeting
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.

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UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences Conference
Jul 05, 2017
Event End Time 2017-07-07 00:00
Event Location Geneva, Switzerland
Co-sponsors Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; University of Geneva; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; CERN
In Event Types: Conference
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.

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Refugees in the arts & academia
Jul 04, 2017
Event End Time 2017-07-04 20:30
Event Location Palace of the Academies, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Co-sponsors Jonge Academie; UAF-Scholars at Risk
In Event Types: Meeting
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.

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SAR USA Northeastern Regional Meeting
Jun 02, 2017
Event End Time 2017-06-02 16:00
Event Location Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Co-sponsors Roger Williams University
Contact joyce.pisarello@nyu.edu, abraver@rwu.edu
In Event Types: Meeting Networking
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.

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3rd Workshop for Research Alumni Coordinators
May 16, 2017
Event End Time 2017-05-17 14:00
Event Location University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstraße 30, 95447, Bayreuth, Germany
Co-sponsors University of Bayreuth, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Research in Germany
In Event Types: Panel
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.

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Academic Repression in Turkey and Being a Scholar at Risk
May 15, 2017
Event Location University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, Room KOL-F-117, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland
Co-sponsors University of Zurich, International Relations Office; Scholars at Risk Network Switzerland Section
In Event Types: Lecture
The University of Zurich’s International Relations Office and the Scholars at Risk Switzerland Section will host a presentation on academic repression in Turkey.

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SAR Finland Section Launch
May 08, 2017
Event Location Vaasa, Finland
Co-sponsors Universities Finland (UNIFI)
In Event Types: Meeting
Representatives from universities across Finland will convene in Vaasa on May 8, 2017 to launch the Finnish section of Scholars at Risk.

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Scholars at Risk: A call to Italian universities to get involved
May 03, 2017
Event End Time 2017-05-03 18:30
Event Location University of Padova, Aula N, via del Santo 28, Padova, 35123, Italy
Co-sponsors University of Padova
Contact francesca.helm@unipd.it, claudia.padovani@unipd.it
In Event Types: Meeting Networking
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.

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3rd Workshop on the Philipp Schwartz Initiative
Apr 27, 2017
Event End Time 2017-04-28 14:30
Event Location Hotel Leonardo Royal Berlin Alexanderplatz, Otto-Braun-Straße 90, 10249 Berlin, Germany
Co-sponsors Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, SAR Germany
In Event Types: Workshop
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.

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In Defense of Democracy: The Role of Higher Education in Post-Communist States
Apr 20, 2017
Event End Time 2017-04-20 19:00
Event Location Joseph Pulitzer World Room, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Co-sponsors Harriman Institute
In Event Types: Panel
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

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Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq
Apr 08, 2017
Event Location Penn Museum, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Co-sponsors University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Penn Cultural Heritage Center
In Event Types: Exhibition
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.

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SAR Speaker Series: Columbia University Law School
Apr 05, 2017
Event End Time 2017-04-05 13:10
Event Location Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A, Columbia Law School, 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027
Co-sponsors Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute; Columbia Law School Center for Chinese Legal Studies; Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights; Scholars at Risk
In Event Types: Panel
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.

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SAR Speaker Series: University of Quebec at Montreal
Mar 30, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-30 14:00
Event Location Pierre-Bourgault Room, University of Quebec, Montreal, 1564, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2L 2C4, Canada
Co-sponsors University of Quebec at Montreal, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on International Development and Society (CIRDIS), Scholars at Risk
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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."

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Marie Curie Alumni Association Conference and General Assembly
Mar 24, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-25 00:00
Event Location Hospedería Fonseca, 2 Calle Fonseca, University of Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Co-sponsors Marie Curie Alumni Association; University of Salamanca
In Event Types: Meeting
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.

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Mar 21, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-21 14:15
Event Location NYU Law, Vanderbilt Hall, Golding Lounge East Wing, 40 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY
Co-sponsors Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
In Event Types: Panel
  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

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Science4Refugees (S4R) Workshop
Mar 15, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-16 00:00
Event Location Area 42, 46A, rue des Palais, 1030 Brussels, Belgium
Co-sponsors European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation
In Event Types: Workshop
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.

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Åbo Akademi University SAR Kick-Off
Mar 14, 2017
Event Location Åbo Akademi University, Tuomiokirkontori 3, 20500 Turku, Finland
Co-sponsors Åbo Akademi University
In Event Types: Meeting
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.

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Education Embargo: How Trump’s immigration ban restricts knowledge
Mar 09, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-09 19:00
Event Location NYU DC, 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC, 20005
Co-sponsors Scholars at Risk; NYU DC
Contact clyfford.young@nyu.edu
In Event Types: Panel
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."

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SAR Mid-Atlantic Membership Meeting
Mar 09, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-09 17:00
Event Location NYU DC, 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Co-sponsors Scholars at Risk; NYU DC
Contact margaret.coons@nyu.edu
In Event Types: Meeting
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.

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SAR Student Advocacy Day
Mar 09, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-10 00:00
Event Location NYU DC, 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC, 20005
Co-sponsors Scholars at Risk; NYU DC
Contact daniel.munier@nyu.edu
In Event Types: Workshop
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.

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SAR Speaker Series: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mar 04, 2017
Event End Time 2017-03-11 12:00
Event Location Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1881 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
Co-sponsors Scholars at Risk Committee; Center for Korean Studies; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Matsunaga Institute for Peace; University of Hawaii at Manoa
In Event Types: Panel Speaker Series
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.

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SAR Speaker Series: University of Baltimore
Feb 20, 2017
Event End Time 2017-02-20 11:45
Event Location John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 402, 1401 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Co-sponsors University of Baltimore
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Webinar: What can scholars do about the refugee crisis?
Feb 15, 2017
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,

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Nonprofit Networking Event for Yale Students
Feb 10, 2017
Event End Time 2017-02-10 16:00
Event Location Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Co-sponsors Yale Office of Career Strategy
In Event Types: Networking
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.

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Global Challenges to Academic Freedom
Feb 09, 2017
Event End Time 2017-02-09 17:00
Event Location Mosher Alumni House, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Co-sponsors UCSB Faculty Association, UCSB Department of History, and UCSB Center for Middle East Studies
In Event Types: Panel
The University of California, Santa Barbara will host a panel discussion entitled "Global Challenges to Academic Freedom."

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SAR Speaker Series: Vancouver Island University
Feb 07, 2017
Event End Time 2017-02-07 13:00
Event Location Malaspina Theater, 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada
Co-sponsors Vancouver Island University
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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."

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Academic Freedom at Risk
Jan 27, 2017
Event End Time 2017-01-27 16:00
Event Location Room 1357, UCLA School of Law, 385 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Co-sponsors UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
In Event Types: Panel
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.

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The Refugee Crisis: At-Risk Students and Scholars
Jan 06, 2017
Event End Time 2017-01-06 16:45
Event Location Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Co-sponsors Modern Language Association
In Event Types: Panel
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.

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Strategies to protect human rights researchers and academics at risk
Dec 09, 2016
Event End Time 2016-12-09 13:30
Event Location Woburn Room, G22, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Co-sponsors University of London, School of Advanced Study, Human Rights Consortium
Contact hrc@sas.ac.uk
In Event Types: Workshop
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

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SAR Canada at Canadian Parliament: Threats to Academic Freedom
Dec 08, 2016
Event End Time 2016-12-08 17:00
Event Location RCR Building, 1 Wellington Street, Room C-180, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4, Canada
Co-sponsors SAR Canada Section
Contact scholarsatriskcanada@gmail.com
In Event Types: Panel
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.

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Free to Think: Egypt, Thailand, and Venezuela
Dec 07, 2016
Event End Time 2016-12-07 20:30
Event Location HiOA Auditorium, Pilestredet 46, 0167 Oslo
Co-sponsors SAR Norway
Contact scholarsatrisk@nyu.edu
In Event Types: Panel
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

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SAR Switzerland Section Meeting
Nov 28, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-28 13:15
Event Location Universität Bern, Hochschulstrasse 6, Switzerland
Co-sponsors Universität Bern
In Event Types: Meeting
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,

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Responding to the Crisis in Turkey (Side Meeting at MESA 2016)
Nov 19, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-19 17:30
Event Location Boston, Massachusetts
Co-sponsors Middle East Studies Association
In Event Types: Meeting
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.

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Endangered Scholars Worldwide: Continuing Threats to Academic Freedom
Nov 18, 2016
Event End Time 2016-10-21 20:00
Event Location The New School Center for Public Scholarship, New York
Co-sponsors The New School
Contact cps@newschool.edu
In Event Types: Panel
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.

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Legal Reform and the Death Penalty in China
Nov 17, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-18 00:00
Event Location Fayetteville, Arkansas
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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SAR Speaker Series: Eastern Connecticut State
Nov 16, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-16 16:00
Event Location Student Center Theater, Eastern Connecticut State University, 400 High Street, Willimantic, CT, USA 06226
Co-sponsors Eastern Connecticut State University
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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."

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SAR Speaker Series: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nov 16, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-16 16:00
Event Location Campus Center (Ballroom A), New Jersey Institute of Technology, Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, NJ, USA 07102
Co-sponsors New Jersey Institute of Technology
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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

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Refugees and Education: A Local Perspective
Nov 15, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-15 18:00
Event Location Holthusen Hall, Marquette University, 1324 West Wisconsin Avenue, 4th Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Co-sponsors Marquette University
In Event Types: Panel Speaker Series
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.

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SAR Speaker Series: Mercy College
Nov 15, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-15 14:30
Event Location Mercy College, 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Co-sponsors Mercy College
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Human Rights Advocacy in China
Nov 14, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-14 20:30
Event Location Oechsle Center for Global Education, Room 107, Lafayette College, 730 High St, Easton, PA 18042
Co-sponsors Lafayette College
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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SAR Speaker Series: College of Staten Island
Nov 14, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-14 00:00
Event Location College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314
Co-sponsors College of Staten Island
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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

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The Conference of the Birds
Nov 10, 2016
Event End Time 2016-11-19 00:00
Event Location Abe Burrows Theater, 721 Broadway, First Floor, New York, NY 10003
Co-sponsors NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama
In Event Types: Performance
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

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SAR Sweden Meeting
Oct 18, 2016
Event Location Stockholm, Sweden
In Event Types: Meeting
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

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‘Academic Refuge’ Workshop
Oct 17, 2016
Event End Time 2016-10-18 00:00
Event Location University of Oslo, Norway
Co-sponsors University of Oslo
In Event Types: Workshop
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

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7th ANIE Annual Conference
Oct 05, 2016
Event End Time 2016-10-07 00:00
Event Location Accra, Ghana
Co-sponsors African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE)
In Event Types: Conference
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

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Pre-sessions in advance of the 26th Universal Periodic Review
Oct 05, 2016
Event End Time 2016-10-07 00:00
Event Location Centre International de Conférence de Genève (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva
In Event Types: Meeting
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

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Human Rights and Science Symposium
Sep 27, 2016
Event End Time 2016-10-01 00:00
Event Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
In Event Types: Panel
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

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Peace Corps Beyond, “Freedom of Thought & Deed”
Sep 23, 2016
Event End Time 2016-09-23 15:30
Event Location Marvin Center (Room 309), George Washington University (Foggy Bottom Campus)
In Event Types: Panel
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.

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Göteborg Book Fair
Sep 22, 2016
Event End Time 2016-09-25 00:00
Event Location Svenska Massan, Gothenburg, Sweden
In Event Types: Conference
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

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European Association for International Education Annual Conference
Sep 13, 2016
Event End Time 2016-09-16 15:00
Event Location ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock St., L3 4FP, Liverpool, United Kingdom
In Event Types: Conference Panel
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.

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Aug 25, 2016
Event End Time 2016-08-25 17:00
Event Location Porthania II, Yliopistonkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
Co-sponsors University of Helsinki,
Contact Yonca Ermutlu (yonca.ermutlu@helsinki.fi)
In Event Types: Conference
University of Helsinki welcomes you to an academic discussion on the current situation of academia in Turkey.

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Graduate Women International 32nd Triennial Conference
Aug 24, 2016
Event End Time 2016-08-26 18:00
Event Location Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St., Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
In Event Types: Panel
SAR will participate in a panel on "Intimidation & Cyberbullying" in education at Graduate Women International's 32nd Triennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Global Conference
Aug 22, 2016
Event End Time 2016-07-24 00:00
Event Location Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
In Event Types: Conference
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.

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Aug 21, 2016
Event Location Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Co-sponsors American Chemical Society
In Event Types: Conference
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,

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2016 Global Congress: Livestream
Jun 08, 2016
Event End Time 2016-06-10 18:00
Event Location McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Co-sponsors McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Scholars at Risk Canada, McGill University Faculty of Law
In Event Types: Conference
Scholars at Risk is delighted to announce that select events from the 2016 Global Congress will be available via livestream.

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2016 Global Congress: Universities in a Dangerous World
Jun 08, 2016
Event Location McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Co-sponsors McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Scholars at Risk Canada, McGill University Faculty of Law
Event End Time 2016-06-10 18:51
In Event Types: Conference
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.

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May 25, 2016
Event End Time 2016-05-27 16:30
Event Location Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Co-sponsors University of Barcelona, Association of Arab Universities (AARU), European University Association (EUA), Union for the Mediterranean
In Event Types: Conference
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,

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May 05, 2016
Event Location 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367
Co-sponsors Godwin-Ternback Museum, Queens College
Event End Time 2016-05-05 20:00
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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May 02, 2016
Event Location Päivälehti Museo, Ludviginkatu 2-4, Helsinki, Finland
Co-sponsors Council of Finnish Academies, Committee for Public Information, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation
Event End Time 2016-04-29 21:42
In Event Types: Panel
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

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Apr 26, 2016
Event End Time 2016-04-29 00:00
Event Location Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster Belfast, and University of Ulster in Derry
Co-sponsors SAR Ireland Section with Universities Ireland
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Apr 19, 2016
Event Location Friedrichstraße 169/170 10117 Berlin, Germany
Co-sponsors Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Federal Foreign Office, Scholar Rescue Fund, Cara
Event End Time 2016-04-29 21:41
In Event Types: Workshop
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

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Apr 06, 2016
Event Location Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Co-sponsors Vassar College
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Apr 05, 2016
Event Location St. Edward's University, Austin, TX, USA
Co-sponsors St. Edward's University
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Mar 24, 2016
Event Location Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Co-sponsors Mercy College
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Mar 12, 2016
Event Location NYU Kevorkian Center, New York City, NY, USA
Co-sponsors NYU Kevorkian Center
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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

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Feb 16, 2016
Event Location Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Co-sponsors Vassar College
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Jan 22, 2016
Event Location University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA
Co-sponsors University of Notre Dame, Center for Civil and Human Rights
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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

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Dec 03, 2015
Event Location New York, NY, USA
Co-sponsors Center for Public Scholarship’s Endangered Scholars Worldwide, University of New Orleans Press
Event End Time 2016-04-26 03:11
In Event Types: Panel
Can China become a world leader of higher education without full academic or expressive freedom?

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Nov 17, 2015
Event Location Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, USA
Co-sponsors Roger Williams University
In Event Types: Speaker 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.”

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Nov 15, 2015
Event End Time 2015-11-17 00:00
Event Location University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Co-sponsors University of Arkansas
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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

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Nov 06, 2015
Event Location NYU Law, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York City, NY, USA
Co-sponsors NYU Law, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Oct 23, 2015
Event End Time 2015-10-31 00:00
Event Location Various Universities, Ireland
Co-sponsors SAR Ireland Section with Universities Ireland
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Oct 14, 2015
Event Location College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, USA
Co-sponsors College of Staten Island
In Event Types: Speaker Series
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.

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Jun 03, 2015
Event Location University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Co-sponsors University of Geneva
Event End Time 2016-04-29 21:41
In Event Types: Workshop
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.

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