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

SAR Scholar Speaks to Duquesne University

SAR Scholar Speaks to Duquesne University

December 6, 2018

In an effort to expand the perspectives of students and faculty beyond the classroom, Duquesne University’s Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the provost, hosted human rights lawyer and scholar Delaram Farzaneh on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. for a lecture on women’s rights issues in Iran.

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Why Scholars at Risk has opened a US section

Why Scholars at Risk has opened a US section

October 22, 2018

At a time of heightened tensions on campuses in the US, now is the time to increase protection of academic freedom, says Rob Quinn

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Scholars at Risk Network Establishes SAR-United States Section

Scholars at Risk Network Establishes SAR-United States Section

October 10, 2018

New York, New York, 10 October 2018 – With the momentum and commitment from its U.S. membership base of over 150 institutions, the Scholars at Risk Network announces the establishment of a SAR-United States section to unite higher education institutions and professionals around the nation.

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First SAR-USA Section Meeting

First SAR-USA Section Meeting

April 24, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, a representative group from the newly-forming SAR-USA Section met at the SAR Global Congress in Berlin. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss ideas for how the section could best serve the USA membership, given the number of institutions, the various regional considerations, and the multitudes of distinct systems of American higher education.

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Events

Academic Freedom and Literary Expression: Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, and the United States

Academic Freedom and Literary Expression: Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, and the United States

January 3, 2019 5:15 pm

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois

A SAR Scholar and SAR Senior Program Officer Chelsea Blackburn Cohen will speak on a panel on academic freedom at the 2019 MLA conference in Chicago.

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Free to Think 2018 Launch and Reception:  A Year in Attacks on Higher Education

Free to Think 2018 Launch and Reception: A Year in Attacks on Higher Education

October 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Greenberg Lounge at NYU School of Law 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Scholars at Risk invites you to join us for our the launch of our forthcoming report, Free to Think 2018.

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Student Advocacy Day 2018

Student Advocacy Day 2018

March 9, 2018 3:00 pm

1307 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Student Advocacy Day convenes students and faculty participating in SAR's Student Advocacy Seminars for an all-day workshop on advocacy and communications strategies to support scholars and students imprisoned around the world.

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Skirball Talks: We Are Syrians

Skirball Talks: We Are Syrians

October 30, 2017 6:30 pm

The Skirball Center at New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Laura Flanders, the award-winning author and host of the Laura Flanders show, will interview SAR scholars Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, and Sana Mustafa--three generations of Syrian dissidents exiled by the Assad regime for refusing to be silent.

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Members

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-United States section, please contact Chelsea Blackburn Cohen, SAR Senior Program Officer for North America, or Adam Braver, Chair of the SAR-United States Steering Committee and Associate Professor at Roger Williams University.

 

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