Ad Hoc Committee on Scholars at Risk

The Yale University Scholars at Risk Committee advised the university leadership on how Yale can best provide a temporary professional home and a welcoming community to scholars, practitioners, and artists facing persecution or unsafe conditions in their previous location. 

The committee has completed its work, and Yale has expanded efforts to protect scholars at risk. 

Committee Members

Steven Wilkinson (Chair)
Nilekani Professor of Political Science, Vice Provost for Global Strategy, Director of the MacMillan Center, and Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Nathaniel Camp
(Committee Staff)
Associate Director for Partnership Development, Office of International Affairs

Emily Erikson
Joseph C. Fox Academic Director of the Fox International Fellowship Professor of Sociology and, by courtesy, School of Management

Donald Filer
Associate Vice President for Global Strategy

Erik Harms
Professor of Anthropology & Southeast Asia Studies; Director of Graduate Studies; Chair, Council on Southeast Asian Studies

Kaveh Khoshnood
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health; Track Director, Critical Topics, Executive MPH

Heidi McAnnally-Linz
Deputy Director, MacMillan Center

Christine Ngaruiya
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine (Emergency Medicine); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Catherine Panter-Brick
Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs and Professor of Public Health

Jim Silk
Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights; Director, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic; and Director, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights