Staff

Alex Bell
As Program Assistant for SAR’s Advocacy team, Alex researches and writes reports on attacks against higher education communities for the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, supports case research and advocacy for the Scholars-in-Prison Project, and works with the SAR network to

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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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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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Emily Kay
Emily Kay is Program Administrator at Scholars at Risk, where she supports administration and daily operations. She also helps coordinate SAR public programming, workshops, and other activities, including the biannual SAR Global Congress.

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Ian Graham
As an Advocacy and Communications Associate at Scholars at Risk, Ian researches and writes reports on attacks against higher education communities for the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project; contributes to SAR’s annual Free to Think report; and develops and implements strategies

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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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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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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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