Sinead O'Gorman, Director, SAR Europe
Sinead O’Gorman directs Scholars at Risk's European office—SAR Europe—hosted at Maynooth University, Ireland. SAR Europe coordinates activities of European partners and national SAR sections in Europe to promote academic freedom and to advance opportunities for at-risk scholars. Ms. O’Gorman joined Scholars at Risk’s New York office in 2007, previously serving as SAR's Deputy Executive Director. Before joining SAR, Sinead previously held programme and research positions at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York, the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) in London and at the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) in Dublin. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, an MA in French from the Université de Montréal, a BA in English and French from Trinity College Dublin. Ms. O’Gorman was a pensionnaire étrangère at the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), rue d’Ulm, and holds a Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) from the Chartered Institute of Linguists.
Orla Duke, Programme Manager, SAR Europe
Orla Duke is the Programme Manager for SAR Europe. Orla is responsible for managing the day to day activities of the EU-funded Inspireurope project, and other core SAR Europe activities. Prior to joining SAR Europe, Orla worked for Trócaire; one of Ireland’s leading international NGOs, providing programmatic and organisational advice and support to local partner organisations working on humanitarian, human rights and livelihoods programmes across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Central America. She has also previously worked with Sightsavers International, Irish Aid; the Government of Ireland’s official international development aid programme and the European Commission’s civil protection and humanitarian aid operations office (ECHO) in Brussels. Orla holds a MSc in Humanitarian Action from the University College Dublin and a BA in Public Administration from the University of Limerick. She is also an adjunct professor at the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College Dublin.