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Keynote Lecture: 'Institutional approaches to addressing the challenges of at-risk scholars'

Scholars at risk in the Social Sciences Conference

Add to calendar 2023-06-12 10:00 2023-06-12 12:00 Europe/Rome Keynote Lecture: 'Institutional approaches to addressing the challenges of at-risk scholars' Keynote Lecture Zoom & EUI Theatre (Badia) YYYY-MM-DD


12 June 2023

10:00 - 12:00 CEST


Keynote Lecture

Zoom & EUI Theatre (Badia)

Research on certain issues and under certain regimes continues to expose scholars to great risk, ranging from imprisonment and restrictions on movement to loss of position and expulsion from university. Scholars are often directly or indirectly silenced by such threats.

We invite Researchers, Faculty members, and especially Scholars whose research agendas are related to issues and/or contexts that may put researchers at risk to join this hybrid keynote lecture, that will be held both in the EUI Theatre (Badia) and on Online (Zoom).


  • Ester Gallo (Coordinator of SARs Italy and Associate Professor at the University of Trento) 
  • Jane Unrue (Director of Scholars at Risk, Harvard University) 

Chair: Simon Hix (Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the EUI) 

This panel will focus on institutional approaches that exist in Europe and the USA to assist at-risks scholars. Panelists will discuss related, institutional, challenges and underline strategies that have been adopted to overcome these. Attention will be placed on dimensions that need to be further considered, in light of contemporary developments around the world.

*To register for the event, click the link below and indicate in-person or online preference. For those opting to attend online, the Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

For any questions, please contact Magali Serra.


Charlotte Emily Florence Bufano (EUI)

Reseracher Magalí Serra (EUI)


Director Jane Unrue (Harvard University)

Associate Professor Ester Gallo (University of Trento)

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