SAR-United States

Comprised of over 150 universities, 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.

 

News

Miami Institute for the Social Sciences Joins the Network

Miami Institute for the Social Sciences Joins the Network

June 17, 2021

The Miami Institute for the Social Sciences joins the SAR-United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Vanderbilt University Joins the Network

Vanderbilt University Joins the Network

June 7, 2021

Vanderbilt University joins the SAR-United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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University of Northern Colorado Joins the Network

University of Northern Colorado Joins the Network

May 3, 2021

The University of Northern Colorado joins the SAR-United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Political Persecution In India (Webinar)

Political Persecution In India (Webinar)

May 7, 2021

The Human Rights Advocacy Seminar at the University of California at San Diego is currently campaigning for the release of Professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, on behalf of the Scholars at Risk network— an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom.

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Events

Session V:  Promises and Pitfalls: Navigating International Programs and Partnerships

Session V: Promises and Pitfalls: Navigating International Programs and Partnerships

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.

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Session IV: Who’s in charge here? Making the Case for Institutional Autonomy

Session IV: Who’s in charge here? Making the Case for Institutional Autonomy

May 26, 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.

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Session III: Right to be Wrong?: When Academic Audiences Object to Academic Expression

Session III: Right to be Wrong?: When Academic Audiences Object to Academic Expression

May 12, 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.

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Session II: Public or Private? Tensions Around Expression in Campus Spaces

Session II: Public or Private? Tensions Around Expression in Campus Spaces

April 28, 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.

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Members

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-United States section, please contact Adam Braver, Chair of the SAR-United States Steering Committee and Associate Professor at Roger Williams University.

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

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