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.
Two more academic associations have published petitions to the Egyptian authorities calling for the student Patrick Zaki to be granted permission to await his trial from his home. The Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology (Società Italiana di Antropologia Culturale) and the Associazione Italiana di Comunicazione Politica (Italian Association of Political Communication)Read More
December 23, 2020
The American Political Science Association (APSA) has joined other academic organizations in calling for the Egyptian student Patrick Zaki, enrolled at the University of Bologna, to be released from Tora prison as he awaits his trial.Read More
December 21, 2020
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) has written to the Egyptian authorities calling on them to allow the student Patrick Zaki, enrolled on a Master's programme at the University of Bologna, to await trial from his home in Cairo.Read More
December 23, 2020
SAR Italy has written a letter to the Egyptian president al-Sisi expressing our grave concern for the decision taken on 7th December to extend Mr Zaki's detention, and calling for him to be allowed to await his trial at home to ease the physical and psychological suffering that his long detention is causing.Read More
December 10, 2020 10:00 am
SAR Italy will participate in the online meeting on the presentation of the Network of Universities for Peace organized by CRUI.Read More
December 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Third interview in our first Speaker Series with our guest speaker Albert Schram from the University of Maryland Global Campus - Europe, who will address the topic "China and the West: institutional autonomy, academic freedom and student movements in the Pacific".
Dr. Isoldi Quadranti of the University of Verona will participate in the discussion and the event will be chaired by Dr. Lorenzo Bosi of the Scuola Normale Superiore.
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. email@example.com
Francesca Helm. Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. firstname.lastname@example.org