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 Statement on the situation of students and scholars in Iran

SAR Italy Statement on the situation of students and scholars in Iran

October 12, 2022

Together with the international academic community, the Italian section of Scholars at Risk (SAR Italy), is deeply concerned by the current violations of the human rights of students and staff at Iranian universities, higher education institutions and secondary schools.

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Student manifesto for academic freedom

Student manifesto for academic freedom

June 24, 2022

Students from the SAR Student Advocacy Seminar at the University of Padova developed a manifesto for academic freedom which they presented at the conference Libertas: Spaces and practices of academic freedom.

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La Russia senza fortochki

La Russia senza fortochki

Segnaliamo un articolo pubblicato di recente in Micromega che prende il caso della Higher School of Economics di Mosca per trattare il tema della libertà accademica in Russia e i recenti cambiamenti legati al regime di Putin.

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Azione immediata necessaria per salvare la vita del dottor Ahmadreza Djalali

Azione immediata necessaria per salvare la vita del dottor Ahmadreza Djalali

May 6, 2022

La comunità accademica internazionale ha appreso due giorni fa dall’agenzia iraniana ISNA che le autorità iraniane hanno deciso di eseguire la sentenza di morte per il dottor Ahmadreza Djalali entro il prossimo 21 maggio. Questa è al terza volta in tre anni che le autorità minacciano di portare a compimento la sentenza. Chiediamo al governo italiano e alle istituzioni della Repubblica di intervenire al più presto presso i rappresentanti delle autorità iraniane per chiedere la liberazione del dottor Djalali.

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Events

SAR Italia ospite al Festival di Conversazioni sul Futuro

SAR Italia ospite al Festival di Conversazioni sul Futuro

October 15, 2022 4:00 pm

Lecce

SAR Italia è ospite al festival Conversazioni sul Futuro dove le coordinatrici della rete, studiose e studiosi SAR e studentesse che hanno partecipato al SAR Student Advocacy Seminar racconteranno le conseguenze delle violazioni della libertà accademica e azioni di advocacy a tutela di questa libertà.

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Afghanistan 2001-2021: legal reforms and civil society

Afghanistan 2001-2021: legal reforms and civil society

October 5, 2022 4:30 pm

Università degli Studi di Milano

Ciclo di seminari di diritto pubblico comparato
LE DINAMICHE CONTEMPORANEE DEI SISTEMI COSTITUZIONALI

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The European Dimension of Freedom of The Arts and Science

The European Dimension of Freedom of The Arts and Science

September 22, 2022 5:30 pm

Università di Trento

Gianmario Demuro - Università di Cagliari e membro di SAR Italia -  terrà un seminario dal titolo The European Dimension of Freedom of The Arts and Science. Il seminario inaugura il corso Jean Monnet 'Academic Freedom and Human Rights: European and International Perspectives', organizzato dal Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale e dalla Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell'Università di Trento

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SAR Italy world café at Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum

SAR Italy world café at Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum

September 15, 2022 12:00 am

Bologna

SAR Italy will be present at the Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum which will be celebrated in Bologna on 14, 15 and 16 September 2022. We will be hosting a World Café session on The role of universities in supporting at-risk-scholars in times of crisis.

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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