SAR United States

Comprised of approximately 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.

SAR United States Chair

The SAR United States Section Chair for the 2021-2023 term is Anne McCall. Anne McCall serves as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier, the only Catholic HBCU in the United States, is particularly well known for its College of Pharmacy, the success of its African American graduates in medical school, a growing portfolio of graduate programs, and a rigorous undergraduate curriculum.

Prior to her current appointment, Provost McCall held faculty administrative positions at Binghamton University (SUNY), where she was Dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences from 2013-2016, and the University of Denver, where she served as Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from 2008-2013. McCall’s faculty and early administrative career took place largely at Tulane University, where she worked from 1991-2008, teaching French and Women’s Studies and holding positions of program director and Associate Dean.

Anne McCall’s research publications focus on nineteenth-century French fiction and life-writing, most notably on works by George Sand. She has served as President of the George Sand Association. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where she majored in French and German and studied in Strasbourg, France.

She returned to France for her doctoral studies, which she completed at the Université Strasbourg and lived in Madrid, Spain. Anne McCall is committed to equity and physical, intellectual, and collective freedoms and has a special interest in migrations. She has been active in Scholars at Risk for the past decade and has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the US Section.

 

 

News

UCSC exceeds fundraising goals in effort to bring Afghan visiting scholars to campus

UCSC exceeds fundraising goals in effort to bring Afghan visiting scholars to campus

September 24, 2021

A fundraising campaign that kicked off Aug. 27 raised almost $250,000 as part of ongoing efforts to bring Afghan thought leaders and their families to safety on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

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SAR Welcomes New Chair of the SAR United States Section

SAR Welcomes New Chair of the SAR United States Section

September 22, 2021

Xavier University of Louisiana Provost Anne McCall Named Chair of the Scholars at Risk United States Section

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Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Joins the Network

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Joins the Network

August 24, 2021

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies housed at the University of Notre Dame has joined the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Florida International University Joins the Network

Florida International University Joins the Network

August 13, 2021

Florida International University joins the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Events

On Mourning and Exile: Looking Back at Rwanda

On Mourning and Exile: Looking Back at Rwanda

October 28, 2021 4:00 pm

Virtual

Join Rwandan author Scholastique Muksonga as she explores ideas of mourning and exile in the wake of the Rwandan genocide.

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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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Members

Contact

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

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