Scholars At Risk Network Global Congress, Amsterdam, 9-10 April 2014

06 February 2014 | From partners

The triennial Scholars at Risk Network Global Congress will be held on 9-10 April 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is co-hosted by Scholars at Risk, the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA).

The Congress will include panel and roundtable discussions, workshops, and a performance of the Courage to Think Monologues (featuring the stories of threatened scholars assisted by the SAR Network). Participants should include university presidents from across Scholars at Risk’s global network, Dutch government officials, EU and UN officials, international education professionals, scholars who have been assisted by the SAR network, and faculty, administrators and students from SAR member universities.

Scholars at Risk is an international network of more than 330 higher education institutions in 35 countries working to protect threatened scholars, promote academic freedom and prevent attacks on higher education communities worldwide. Since 2001, more than 500 scholars have found sanctuary at network member institutions, where they contribute through teaching, research, lectures and other activities, while hundreds more have benefitted from advocacy campaigns, mentoring, referrals and other services. Through this work, Scholars at Risk not only stands for the principle of intellectual and creative freedom, but also puts this into action on behalf of individuals. Scholars at Risk members and partners are working to grow a global movement supporting everyone’s right to think, question and share ideas, freely and safely.

A preliminary agenda, hotel and registration information can be found on the Scholars At Risk website. Updates will be shared closer to the event on SAR website and on SAR’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and by email to all registered participants. 


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