Staff

Alex Bell
As Program Associate for SAR’s Advocacy team, Alex oversees and coordinates advocacy for the Scholars-in-Prison Project, researches and writes reports on attacks against higher education communities for the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project and annual Free to Think report, works with

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Chelsea Blackburn Cohen
As Senior Program Officer, North America, Chelsea is responsible for research related to SAR services for network member universities, colleges, and associations, with a particular focus on North America. 

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Christopher Conlan
As Program Administrator, Chris is responsible for the financial and departmental administration within Scholars at Risk, overseeing accounting, expenses, as well as technology and facilities for the various teams in support of SAR’s global mission. Before joining SAR, Chris worked

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Clare Robinson
Clare Robinson is Advocacy Director at Scholars at Risk, where she leads SAR's efforts to identify, report on and respond to attacks on higher education communities worldwide.

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Daniel Munier
As a Senior Program Officer for SAR's Advocacy team, Dan helps to oversee SAR's monitoring and reporting on attacks on higher education communities through SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, conducting case advocacy for the Scholars-in-Prison Project, and producing reports and

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Denise Roche
Denise is Advocacy Manager at SAR Europe, leading the European Action for Academic Freedom project to expand, coordinate and support advocacy in Europe to promote academic freedom.

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Jemima Georges
Jemima Georges is a Junior Program Assistant of Membership and University Relations at Scholars at Risk. Her work involves organizing and updating member institutions’ details for communication of SAR’s programming in addition to assisting with administrative operations of the Membership team.

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Jesse Levine
Jesse Levine is Senior Advocacy Officer at Scholars at Risk. Mr. Levine manages the work of SAR's  Academic Freedom Advocacy Team initiative, including the development of research and advocacy projects focusing on discrete academic freedom concerns.

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Joyce Pisarello
Joyce Pisarello is the Director of Membership and University Relations at Scholars at Risk. Her work involves managing network relationships, working with member institutions to promote SAR’s programming, and cultivating new institutional relationships.

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Leona Binz
Leona Binz is the Program Assistant for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, where she assesses applications for placement from potentially at-risk scholars.

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Madeline Everett
Maddie Everett is the Membership Program Assistant at Scholars at Risk. In her role, Maddie researches and supports outreach efforts to expand our network of members, ranging from universities to academic associations in the U.S. and abroad. She assists with

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Madochée Bozier
As Program Assistant for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, Madochée assesses applications for placement from potentially at-risk scholars.

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Orla Duke
Orla Duke is the Programme Manager for SAR Europe. Orla is responsible for managing the day to day activities of the EU-funded Inspireurope project, and other core SAR Europe activities.

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Robert Quinn
Robert Quinn is the founding Executive Director of the Scholars at Risk Network, an independent not-for-profit corporation based at New York University.

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Rose Anderson
Rose Anderson is Director for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, where she oversees SAR's work assessing applications from threatened scholars and seeking placements within the SAR Network.

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Sarah Willcox
Sarah Willcox is Deputy Director at Scholars at Risk, where she oversees SAR’s internal operations, administration, and programming, including SAR’s protection, advocacy, and membership teams.

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Sarina Rosenthal
Sarina Rosenthal is the Senior Program Officer for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, where she assesses applications for assistance from potentially at-risk scholars and works with scholars and universities to seek placements within the network.

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Shreya Balhara
Shreya Balhara is Program Officer for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk. She assesses applications for placement from potentially at-risk scholars. In her role, she also works with scholars and universities to arrange positions of temporary refuge.

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Sinead O’Gorman
Sinead O’Gorman is the European Director at Scholars at Risk. Based in Ireland, Ms. O’Gorman leads the promotion of SAR's mission in Europe, through engagement with European partners to promote academic freedom and advance opportunities for at-risk scholars.

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Starr Miller
As the Development Officer at Scholars at Risk, Starr supports fundraising efforts through institutional and individual giving programs. She also serves as the board liaison and creates tailored cultivation and stewardship plans for SAR’s current and prospective donors. Prior to

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