Workshop Scholars at Risk in Belgium
06/06/2017 door admin
Brussels, 4 July 2017, 14.30 – 16.00
Palace of the Academies – Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels
We invite representatives of Belgian higher education institutions to join us for a workshop on Scholars at Risk (SAR), a closed meeting. It will be held in association with the public event ‘Refugees in the art sector & academia’, jointly organized by the Jonge Academie and UAF-Scholars at Risk at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels.
Content of workshop
During this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a Syrian scholar of Arabic literature, representatives from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University who are active members of the SAR network, as well as representatives from the Foundation for Refugee Students UAF in the Netherlands and Scholars at Risk. Participants will learn about ways to get involved in SAR-related activities in Belgium, including hosting threatened scholars, inviting speakers to campus, advocating for imprisoned academics, monitoring attacks on higher education, joining working groups, organizing student advocacy seminars, and more. The workshop will be in English, but discussion contributions in Dutch are possible.
How do I sign up?
Send an email including your name, position and organization to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 27.
Scholars at Risk is an international network of over 470 higher education institutions in 35 countries, dedicated to protecting threatened scholars and promoting academic freedom. The network protects scholars primarily by arranging temporary positions of sanctuary at SAR member institutions for scholars facing threats to their lives and their work, enabling them to continue their important work in safety. Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for scholars and hosts, campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced in their home countries, monitoring of attacks on higher education communities worldwide, and leadership in deploying new tools and strategies for promoting academic freedom and improving respect for university values everywhere.