ASEEES Advocacy Procedure

The Committee on Academic Freedom and Advocacy receives advocacy requests directly from concerned parties, their professional associates, or reputable third parties.  

The Committee Chair assigns the request to two Committee members to evaluate its merit and compliance with the ASEEES Advocacy Policy. Committee members are expected to mobilize networks of subject matter experts for information, input, and guidance on specific cases. Evaluation of requests may be coordinated with other professional organizations, such as Scholars at Risk.  

Based on the evaluation, the Committee then provides advice and action recommendations to ASEEES Executive Committee, and when appropriate, the Committee formulates the organization’s position on advocacy requests, which is then subject to the Executive Committee’s review before publication and distribution.

Please send advocacy requests to Lynda Park, ASEEES Executive Director, at lypark@pitt.edu, which will be forwarded to the committee chair.

In addition to responding to advocacy requests, ASEEES is an affiliate of Scholars at Risk, a network of universities and colleges devoted to responding to attacks on academic freedom.  Among its many activities, Scholars at Risk finds academic homes for scholars who flee their countries for their own safety, allowing them to continue their academic work elsewhere.