New York University, New York, USA
October 3-4, 2011
Scholars at Risk offers training sessions on best practices for promoting academic freedom and defending the human rights of scholars. Combining case study, role play and guided discussion, the sessions aims to equip participants to act effectively in defence of threatened scholars. The trainings provide participants (university faculty, administrators, trustees, students, academic associations, unions and other stakeholders) with advice and guidelines for responding to threats to scholars, universities or associations around the world.
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American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Best Practices for Defending Threatened Scientists
Scholars at Risk partnered with the Welfare of Scientists Working Group of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to host a training workshop on best practices for defending threatened scientists. The workshop was held at the AAAS offices in Washington D.C. on January 21, 2010. Representatives from scientific associations, universities, government agencies and the private sector participated in the workshop, which addressed the role of international and regional human rights standards in protecting individual scientists; procedures for evaluating requests for assistance from colleagues at-risk; effective response strategies; proven public and private advocacy techniques; alert-writing; and intelligent ways to engage key stakeholders in efforts to defend threatened scientists.
American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD)
Academic Freedom as Risk Management
Scholars at Risk presented a workshop on “Academic Freedom as Risk Management” at the American Conference of Academic Deans 66th Annual Meeting. The workshop, attended by provosts and deans from universities and colleges across the United States, was held on January 20, 2010 in Washington D.C. The session combined case study, role play and guided discussion to explore how grounding leadership in core university values can minimize threats to academic freedom, turning crises into opportunities to enhance an institution’s most valuable asset – its reputation.