Composed of roughly 170 universities and associations, the SAR United States National Section promotes the values, goals, and activities of the Scholars at Risk Network throughout the U.S. The SAR United States section works to facilitate regional collaboration and coordination of network activities and events in addition to sharing resources and best practices.
SAR United States member institutions provide advisory services to threatened scholars and university hosts; campaign for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced in their home countries; monitor attacks on higher education communities worldwide; and develop innovative tools and strategies for promoting academic freedom and improving respect for university values everywhere. The SAR United States Section abides by the linked Terms of Reference.
Anne McCall, Chair, SAR United States Section
President, The College of Wooster
Steering Committee Members (2021-2023)
- Anne McCall, Chair, President, The College of Wooster
- Anita Fabos, Professor of International Development and Social Change, Clark University
- Alexandra Hiniker, Executive Fellow for Sustainability Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University
- Kathryn Libal, Director of the Human Rights Institute and Assoc. Professor of Social Work and Human Rights, University of Connecticut
- Ian McIntosh, Director of International Partnerships and Adjunct in the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and in the School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University at Indianapolis (IUPUI)
- Mansour Noori, Founder and Executive Director, Roya Institute for Global Justice
- Jane O Newman, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
- Nancy Postero, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
- Gabriel Twose, Senior International Affairs Officer, American Psychological Association
January 5, 2023
Washington University in St. Louis joins the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network as an institutional member.Read More
June 9, 2021 12:00 am
Every other Wednesday, from April 14th to June 9th, Lines, Line-Drawing, and Consequences will examine one of five archetypal values-related situations that arise on US campuses: (1) responding to demands for exclusion or removal; (2) expression in public vs. private campus spaces; (3) distinguishing academic freedom from free speech; (4)external pressures on campus discourse; and (5)
navigating foreign partnerships.
To learn more about the SAR United States section, please contact Anne McCall.
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.