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.

Anne McCall, Chair, SAR United States Section
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana

Steering Committee Members (2021-2023)

  • Anne McCall, Chair, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana
  • 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)
  • 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

 

News

Feature: “There was suddenly a fatwa on my head”

Feature: “There was suddenly a fatwa on my head”

June 29, 2022

For reporting on terrorism, extremism, and atrocities against women in her country, Marvi Sirmed found herself under the most serious of death threats and escaped an assassination attempt. The Pakistani journalist found the freedom to live — and to work and teach — at UConn.

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Events

SAR United States General Assembly

SAR United States General Assembly

December 1, 2022 6:00 pm

New Orleans, LA

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SAR United States | How to Host Workshop

SAR United States | How to Host Workshop

February 11, 2022 11:00 am

The SAR United States section will host a workshop on Friday, February 11 at 11 AM-1:30 PM EST designed to offer guidance to SAR member hosts.

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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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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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