Policy for Science

Science in Exile webinar series: Long-term support of refugee and displaced scientists: the power of mentorship


The webinar will take place on Thursday 30 September,  01:00 PM – 02:30 PM Central European Time (CEST). Register here!

This webinar explores existing mentorship programmes for at-risk, displaced, and refugee scholars and scientists. Through discussions with mentors and mentees and the hosting organizations, the aim is to identify good practices, gaps, and the benefits of mentorship.

The webinar will be chaired by Peter McGrath, Coordinator, InterAcademy Partnership and TWAS Science Policy/Science Diplomacy programme, and Robin Perutz, Emeritus Professor, University of York, fellow of The Royal Society, and Science in Exile Steering Committee member, and will feature:

  • Rana Dajani, professor of molecular biology at Hashemite university, Jordan, president of Society for advancement of science and technology in the Arab World (SASTA), and founder of Three Circles of Alemat.
  • Eqbal M. A. Dauqan, associate professor of biochemistry, Nutrition department, University of Oslo, Norway, president of Yemeni Association for Science and Technology for Development (OWSD national chapter).
  • Olga Palinkasev Gregorian, senior advisor and head of scholar support services, The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), United States.
  • Lisa Herzog, Professor of political philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and co-lead of the At-Risk Scholars Initiative of the Global Young Academy.
  • Christina Rogers, managing director, Academics in Solidarity, Center for International Cooperation, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

The Science in Exile initiative  is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The information, opinions and recommendations presented by the speakers and participants to the webinar series do not necessarily reflect the values and beliefs of Science International nor Sida.