CANCELLED: CARA: A Lifeline for Academics at Risk

11 Dec ‘14

4.00PM - 5.00PM

Venue: The Court Room, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

We regret that we have had to cancel this event, but hope to re-schedule it at a future date.

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend the following event:

Stephen Wordsworth, Executive Director of the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA –, will be delivering a seminar, outlining CARA’s work over more than eighty years, in partnership with British universities, to help academics from around the world who have faced discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence because of their work or opinions.  His talk will cover CARA’s origins in 1933, as a rescue mission for academics being forced out of their posts by the Nazis; what CARA has been doing more recently, in response to the rising demand for help from many different crisis-affected countries; how CARA’s partner universities help in this work; and the special challenges CARA is facing now.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards.

Stephen Wordsworth joined CARA as Executive Director in April 2012, after a long career in the UK Diplomatic Service.  He served abroad in Russia (twice), in Nigeria, in Germany, at NATO and in Serbia.  From the mid-1990s he focussed mainly on crisis management and support for post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction across the Balkan region.  His last two diplomatic posts were as Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow (2003-2005) and Ambassador in Belgrade (2006-10).  In addition to his work for CARA, he is now also a Trustee of the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) and of the BFSS Trust.

This event is part of our OneStirling activities to promote equality and diversity.

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