At-Risk Scholars Initiative featured by International Science Council and BBCStoryWorks

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The need to protect and support academic researchers fleeing conflict zones and politically challenging circumstances around the world is urgent. These intellectuals are perceived as threatening to regimes and extremist groups and are targeted as a result. Their survival and that of their families often requires them to leave their home countries, which brings their […]

GYA represented at ISC 2021 General Assembly

In 2020, the GYA became an Affiliate Member of the International Science Council (ISC). The ISC strives to be the global voice for science, and promotes science as a global public good. The online General Assembly (GA) in October 2021 brought ISC members – international science unions, science academies and organisations – together to review […]

Professional development workshop held for at-risk scholars

The second GYA professional development workshop for at-risk scholars was held from 9 – 11 September, hosted at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. The in-person workshop, aiming to support the career development of outstanding early-career at-risk scholars and scientists, was conceptualised and run by the GYA At-Risk Scholars Initiative, in cooperation with the Young Academy […]

GYA declares support for Afghan Scholars

GYA Declaration of Support for Afghan Scholars The members and alumni of the Global Young Academy (GYA) urge governments, universities and scientific organisations to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars and students. A particular focus is necessary to protect women, children, and at-risk groups. We support and encourage action by National […]

GYA endorses SAR appeal to support Afghan scholars

The GYA joins higher education associations, networks, and academies to endorse an urgent appeal by Scholars at Risk Europe to European governments and European Union institutions to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors. We encourage other academies and young academies to join in supporting […]

GYA committed to supporting at-risk scholars and academic freedom

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The Global Young Academy is committed to supporting at-risk-scholars who have been forced to flee their countries due to political circumstances or threat of violence. Through one of the GYA’s strategic projects, the At-Risk Scholars Initiative, GYA and National Young Academy members provide peer mentorship to displaced and at-risk scholars to support their reintegration into […]

TWAS-ISC-IAP launch “Science in Exile” Network

To increase awareness and active support for discplaced scientists and researchers, the International Science Council (ISC), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) have launched a joint, global at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists’ initiative. The project began with a planning and network-building phase mid-2020 and will now start to set up […]

Supporting at-risk scholars – GYA workshop at AAAS conference

Members of the Global Young Academy’s At-Risk Scholar Initiative participated in the AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference, from 23-25 October 2019 in Washington, DC, USA. Üzeyir Ogurlu, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, and GYA member Teresa Stoepler, co-lead of the At-Risk Scholars Initiative, organized and spoke at an interactive workshop “Supporting at-risk and refugee […]