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.
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.
The University of California, Irvine will celebrate joining the Scholars at Risk Network with an event dedicated to Turkish and Syrian scholars and students.
Western Illinois University will host "Living Dangerously," a lecture by Riad Ismat, a Syrian SAR scholar and recognized playwright, director, and author.
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.
The University of Zurich’s International Relations Office and the Scholars at Risk Switzerland Section will host a presentation on academic repression in Turkey.
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
A Syrian scholar of theatre studies will give a talk entitled, "Theatre as a Dynamic instrument for change: Syrian Creative Resistance movement."