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Scholars at Risk Global Congress 2020

The 2020 Global Congress theme, Truth, Power & Society: The Promise of Higher Education in Challenging Times reflects three core roles of higher education: research and teaching leading to new insights and understanding, evidence-based contributions to public discourse and policy, and meaningful engagement with the broadest public good. How scholars, students, leaders, and the public understand these roles goes to the heart of increasing pressures on higher education around the world—from outside infringements on autonomy to violent protests to wrongful prosecutions, imprisonment and more.