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.
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.
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
“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
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.
SAR Senior Program Officer, Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, will be attending the New School's launch of the New University in Exile Consortium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.