Frank Geary

Posted April 24, 2024

Frank Geary is the director of SAR Europe, the European office of the global Scholars at Risk network hosted at Maynooth University in Ireland. Prior to joining SAR, Frank was the Director of the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA), a leading national network of over 120 civil society organisations and activists which has changed the policy landscape, created an award-winning Code of Good Practice, and developed a national strategic vision for global citizenship education. At IDEA, Frank was responsible for leading the organisation, implementing the IDEA Strategy and representing IDEA nationally and internationally.  He has advocated for education and human rights to the United Nations, European Union, and Irish government. Before IDEA, Frank served progressively as the International Programmes Director, Deputy Director, and Interim Co-Executive Director at PEN International.

SAR Europe, hosted at Maynooth University, is the European office of the global Scholars at Risk network. Launched at an event at the European Parliament in November 2018, the establishment of SAR Europe at Maynooth represents the culmination of nearly two decades of partnership between European higher education institutions and the global SAR network. The SAR Europe office supports and coordinates the activities of SAR national sections and partner networks across Europe to strengthen our collective voice at the European level and contribute to informed policymaking for the greater protection of scholars and increased respect for academic freedom worldwide.


Title Director of SAR Europe
In People Roles: Staff