SAR 2020 Global Congress - Washington, DC

Scholars at Risk Network
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US

Scholars at Risk invites you to the SAR Network 2020 Global Congress on March 25-28, 2020, convened in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The 2020 Global Congress theme, Truth, Power & Society: The Promise of Higher Education in Challenging Times reflects three core roles of higher education: research and teaching leading to new insights and understanding, evidence-based contributions to public discourse and policy, and meaningful engagement with the broadest public good. How scholars, students, leaders, and the public understand these roles goes to the heart of increasing pressures on higher education around the world—from outside infringements on autonomy to violent protests to wrongful prosecutions, imprisonment and more.

Join network members, partners and guests at the 2020 Global Congress to share experiences and develop good practices for navigating these pressures and capturing opportunities to protect threatened scholars, promote academic freedom and defend everyone’s freedom to think, question and share ideas.

On March 25-26, AAAS and SAR will co-host a series of workshops and trainings on academic freedom advocacy.

On March 26-28, Johns Hopkins University will host pre-meetings (including SAR Section meetings) and the 2020 Global Congress, including keynotes, plenaries, and breakouts in addition to networking and presentation of the 2020 Courage to Think Award.

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