Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics)

Cara, the Council for At-Risk Academics, has its origins in 1933 as the Academic Assistance Council (AAC), which later became the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (SPSL) and finally, Cara. Through its Fellowship Programme, Cara provides life-changing support to university-level teachers and researchers who are at risk as a result of discrimination, persecution, violence, and conflict and helps them to find refuge with their families and to continue their academic work until they can return home to help rebuild better, safer, societies. Cara’s Regional Programmes ‘provide effective support to academics who are working on in their country despite the risks, or who have been forced into exile nearby’ (Cara, What we do). This entry provides an overview of the origins of Cara ...

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