SAR Italy

Members of SAR Italy

The Scholars at Risk Italy section was launched at the University of Padova on February 19, 2019.

SAR Italy is a partnership between Italian higher education institutions and research centres and SAR,
an international network of higher education institutions aimed at fostering the promotion of
academic freedom and protecting the fundamental rights of scholars across the world.

In constituting SAR Italy, the governance structures of adhering institutions, as well as researchers,
educators, students and administrative personnel send a strong message of solidarity to scholars and
institutions that experience situations whereby their academic freedom is at stake, and their research,
educational and ‘third mission’ activities are constrained.

Coming together in SAR Italy, the adhering institutions commit to concretely contributing to the
promotion and protection of academic freedom, alongside over 500 other higher education
institutions in 40 countries in the world.

News

SAR Italy 2020 Report

SAR Italy 2020 Report

SAR Italy's 2020 Report of activity is now available for download. Below are highlights from the executive summary.

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SAR 2020 Student Advocacy Seminar 2020 Report

SAR 2020 Student Advocacy Seminar 2020 Report

May 30, 2020

The report of the first SAR Student Advocacy Seminar at the University of Padova which took place in Spring 2020 is now available.

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Appello per la liberazione del Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali da parte di tre importanti università europee

Appello per la liberazione del Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali da parte di tre importanti università europee

April 26, 2021

Nel quinto anniversario dell’arresto del Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, Scholars At Risk (SAR) rimane allarmata per la sua continua detenzione e per il ripetuto rifiuto di fornirgli adeguate cure mediche, e incoraggia un'azione immediata per rettificare le violazioni dei diritti umani che riguardano il suo arresto, la sua detenzione e la sua condanna a morte.

Il Dr. Djalali è un eminente studioso di medicina delle catastrofi che ha di recente insegnato al Karolinska Institute in Svezia. Il Dr. Djalali ha ricoperto posizioni simili all'Università del Piemonte Orientale, in Italia, e alla Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgio.

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5 years since his imprisonment 3 European universities appeal for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali

5 years since his imprisonment 3 European universities appeal for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali

April 26, 2021

On the five-year anniversary of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s arrest, Scholars at Risk (SAR) remains alarmed at his continued detention and repeated denial of medical care, and encourages immediate action to rectify the human rights violations surrounding his arrest, detention, and death sentence.

Dr. Djalali is a prominent scholar of disaster medicine who taught most recently at Karolinska Institute, in Sweden. He held similar positions at the Università del Piemonte Orientale, in Italy; and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium.

“Dr. Djalali must be released now. His health is rapidly deteriorating,” the institutions said in a joint statement signed by Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, President of the Karolinska Institutet, Prof. Gian Carlo Avanzi, Rector of Università del Piemonte Orientale, and Prof. Caroline Pauwels, Rector of Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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Events

Student Advocacy Day - University of Padova

Student Advocacy Day - University of Padova

June 23, 2021

Cortile Antico, Palazzo Bo, via VIII Febbraio 2, Padova

We are pleased to invite you to “Scholars at Risk (SAR) Italia Student Advocacy Day: Free to think” on Wednesday 23rd of June from 10:30 to 16:00. The event will take place in the Cortile Antico, Palazzo Bo, via VIII Febbraio 2, Padova, following all the Covid-19 safety measures.

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Academic Freedom and Intellectual Dissent

Academic Freedom and Intellectual Dissent

June 8, 2021 3:00 pm

Online

The Irish section of Scholars at Risk and ALLEA have organised an online conference entitled "Academic freedom and intellectual dissent".

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Defending Academic Freedom at University: The role of

Defending Academic Freedom at University: The role of "experiential learning"

May 3, 2021 2:00 pm

online

The University of Turin has organized an online event on the role of experiential learning in defending academic freedom at the university with the presentation of the International Human Rights Legal Clinic at the University of Turin run by prof. Andrea Spagnolo and the Student Advocacy Seminars at the University of Padova run by profs Claudia Padovani and Francesca Helm.

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Bielorussia a 8 mesi dalle elezioni: la libertà accademica nel mirino del regime

Bielorussia a 8 mesi dalle elezioni: la libertà accademica nel mirino del regime

April 9, 2021 6:30 pm

Online

SAR Italy will participate in the event "Bielorussia a 8 mesi dalle elezioni: la libertà accademica nel mirino del regime" organized by Supolka - Associazione Bielorussi in Italia.

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Members

Contact

To learn more about the SAR Italy section, please contact

Claudia Padovani, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. claudia.padovani@unipd.it

Ester Gallo, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Via Verdi 26, Trento, Italy, 38122. ester.gallo@unitn.it

Francesca Helm. Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. francesca.helm@unipd.it

 

SAR Sections are groups of higher education institutions and associations, that are members of the SAR network, nationally or regionally focused and organized specifically to coordinate participation in SAR activities. Unless otherwise indicated, the views represented by a SAR section, its members, or its affiliates reflect those of the originating author or section, and do not necessarily represent the views of SAR, other SAR sections, individual members, affiliates, board, staff, or sponsors. The use of the SAR name, logo, or other identifying material is for the sole purpose of identifying the relationship of the section, its members, or its affiliates with SAR, subject to approval of such use by the SAR board, as provided in the SAR bylaws