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Handbooks

Scholars at Risk is pleased to announce the publication of a set of three handbooks intended to help network members and scholars with hosting and speaking arrangements. These publications were made possible by support from the Vivian G. Prins Foundation and by the scholars, individuals and campuses who shared their experiences.

How to Host Handbook

Scholars at Risk's How to Host Handbook is primarily for officers, administrators, faculty and others at higher education institutions as they explore their interest in, plan for, and host threatened scholars and other intellectuals as visiting scholars on their campuses. The handbook collects in one place the best practices of higher education institutions that have welcomed at-risk scholars as visitors during the first ten years of the SAR network's existence. These practices are based on their experiences–both rewarding and challenging–as well as the perspective and experience of the central network office. Templates, models and sample letters, press releases and other documents that hosting institutions have found helpful are featured in the appendices, as are additional resources for institutions and scholars. The handbook is available for purchase, and SAR member institutions in good standing receive two print copies of this and the other two handbooks as a benefit of membership. A complete PDF version of the handbook is also available to download.

Scholar Handbook

The Scholar Handbook offers advice and guidance to assist scholars in their transition to a new university community and, perhaps most importantly, in determining their short-term and long-term plans for the future. Although intended for SAR scholars, this handbook may also provide institutions with a sense of the advice provided to scholars by the network office. As with the other two handbooks, the Scholar Handbook is available for purchase, and SAR member institutions in good standing receive two print copies of this and the other two handbooks as a benefit of membership. A complete PDF version of the handbook is also available to download.


Speaker Series Handbook

SAR's Speaker Series Handbook provides guidance to assist institutions, organizations and affiliates interested in inviting scholars to speak on campus through the Speaker Series. The shortest of the three handbooks, this one aims to provide insight related to planning events for at-risk scholars, including advice on security and confidentiality concerns, publicity, and other topics. A complete PDF version of the handbook is also available to download. Find out more about the Speaker Series, including SAR's regional initiative, on our website.

 

Purchasing Information 

Scholars at Risk members in good standing receive two copies of each handbook as a benefit of membership. If you are a member institution in good standing and have not received your handbooks, please contact the SAR network office to obtain copies. Handbooks are also available for purchase either as a set or individually. To make a purchase, please complete the order form available here, and submit to the SAR office.

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