Discover PAUSE through videos on the program and its beneficiaries


Tereza Barabash's testimony, a PAUSE laureate artist hosted at the EnsAD

December 10, 2023 | The French Hosting Program for Scientists and Artists in Exile (PAUSE)

On this year’s Human Rights Day and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the PAUSE program invites you to discover the testimony of one of its laureates: Tereza Barabash.

This video presents the journey of this Ukrainian artist, who fled the war following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The PAUSE program has enabled her to regain personal and professional stability, and to pursue her artistic projects at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), where she is currently based.


The PAUSE programme, a powerful tool for defending academic freedom

November 29, 2023 | Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA)

Discover the PAUSE program's actions to support academic freedom through this video produced by the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) for the conference entitled "Academic Freedom - The state of a fundamental value for Europe" and held on November 29, 2023.

Laura Lohéac, the program's Executive Director, also details concrete proposals for the promotion and safeguarding of academic freedom at the European level.

The STOA Panel is composed of Members of the European Parliament with the mission to examine issues relating to science and technology. In November 2022, the panel launched a European Parliament forum for academic freedom, designed as a discussion platform bringing together the European research community on this issue. The aim of this forum is to shed light on the state of academic freedom in Europe, and ultimately to produce monitoring instruments common to all Member States.

The "Academic Freedom - The state of a fundamental value for Europe" event on November 29, 2023 is a continuation of this initiative. To find out more about this event, visit the STOA Panel page: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/en/events/details/academic-freedom-the-state-of-a-fundamen/20231106WKS05781

World Science Day For Peace and Development : Gulistan Sido's testimony
November 10, 2023 | French Hosting Program for Scientists and Artists in Exile (PAUSE)

To celebrate this year’s World Science Day For Peace and Development, the French Hosting Program for Scientists and Artists in Exile (PAUSE) invites you to discover the testimony of one of its laureates : Gulistan Sido.

This video focuses on the journey this Kurd scientist from Syria who fled her country in 2021 due to the escalation of the terrorist threat in her region of origin. The PAUSE program enabled her to be hosted at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) where she pursued her PhD in oral and written Kurdish literature.

Read her latest article : Ramazan Pertev, Gulsitan Sido, (2023), "L’enseignement de la littérature orale kurde en Turquie et en Syrie », Revue des oralités du monde, n°2,

https://oralites-du-monde.huma-num.fr/lenseignement-de-la-litterature-orale-kurdeen-turquie-et-en-syrie/


Best-Of 2023 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science International Awards Ceremony

July 7, 2023 | Fondation L'Oréal

Relive the 25th ceremony of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science International Awards.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO international awards For Women In Science are delivered, each year, to 5 women scientists in recognition of their careers and to foster their research.

To mark the 25th ceremony of these awards, 3 women scientists in exile received a special tribute to celebrate their journey and research. Among them, two laureates of the PAUSE program : Mursal Dawodi, an Afghan scientist doing research on artificial intelligence, and Ann Al Sawoor, an Iraqi scientist whose research focuses on mathematics.

You will also discover the speech delivered by Édith Heard, sponsor of the PAUSE program, and 2020 laureate of the international award For Women In Science.

To find out more about the For Women In Science awards, visit the For Women In Science page: https://www.forwomeninscience.com/


PAUSE: A program to support researchers and artists in exile
June 20, 2023 | French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Discover this video focusing on the PAUSE program produced by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research on World Refugee Day.


The video highlights the objectives and activities of the PAUSE program, giving the floor to Laura Lohéac, the program's Executive Director, as well as to two of the program's laureates: Kateryna Dostensko, a veterinary medicine researcher from Ukraine who is currently hosted at the Institut Pasteur, and Laeiq Ahmadi, a doctoral student in archaeology from Afghanistan who is continuing his work at the University of Paris Nanterre.

The PAUSE program at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
January 5, 2023 | Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


Discover the video presentation of the PAUSE program produced by Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, outlining the program's history, objectives and key information, as well as its historic partnership with the university.


This video features several key actors of the program's management at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, including Christine Neau-Leduc, President of the University, Thomas Clay, who was responsible for coordinating the program at the university from 2020 to 2022, and Marie-Cécile Leconte, who is responsible for the program's administration at the university.


You will also hear testimonies from Zakiatou Oualet-Halatine, a program laureate hosted at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Philippe Dupichot, her scientific advisor.


Solidarity Ukraine : Nataliia Naumova’s testimony, a scientist supported by the FRM and PAUSE
December 1, 2022 | Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM)

Discover PAUSE’s Ukraine Emergency Fund (Fonds d'Urgence Solidarité-Ukraine) through Nataliia Naumova’s testimony, a PAUSE laureate on the cover of our 2022 Activity Report.

The Fonds d'Urgence Solidarité-Ukraine was launched in March 2022 to support scientists fleeing the war in Ukraine. A total of 132 scientists benefited from this fund. Among them, Nataliia Naumova, a biology and biochemistry researcher, hosted at the Institut Gustave Roussy, thanks to the support of PAUSE and the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM).

In this video produced by the FRM you will discover Nataliia Naumova's scientific career, before and since her arrival in France, through her powerful testimony.

PAUSE thanks the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale for its precious support.

PAUSE Program - Sciences & Arts in exile

November 18, 2022 | Collège de France

Discover the event Sciences & Arts in exile organised by the PAUSE program !

On October 2, 2019, the PAUSE program held an event entitled "Sciences & Arts en exil" at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, under the auspices of the Collège de France. The aim of this event was to raise awareness on the issue of exile, and to rally public and private stakeholders in favour of welcoming scientists and artists in danger.

The powerful testimonies shared during the evening were a reminder of the need to involve everyone on this issue. At a time when nationalism and authoritarianism are on the rise, the PAUSE programme proves to be more useful than ever. Its values of solidarity, freedom and openness, as well as its intellectual, scientific and artistic promise, open up new horizons for researchers and artists at-risk.

The PAUSE Program at the Université Paris-Cité

June 27, 2022 | Université Paris-Cité


Discover the partnership between the PAUSE program and the Université Paris Cité to host scientists in danger and forced into exile. Since 2018, more than eleven male and female researchers have been able to work in Université Paris Cité’s laboratories thanks to this partnership.


This video, produced by Université Paris Cité, introduces the testimonies of two PAUSE laureates: Mohamed Takook (Iran) welcomed at the AstroParticle and Cosmology Laboratory (APC) and Tayebe Musavi (Afghanistan) who works at the Centre de Recherche Psychanalyse Médecine et Société (CRPMS).

PAUSE : Saving scientists in exile

September 28, 2021 | TV5 Monde

Discover PAUSE through a broadcast of the show “Grand Angle” on TV5 Monde, focusing on the program.

In this broadcast you will discover the history, activities and objectives of the PAUSE program presented by Laura Lohéac, Executive Director of the program, and Belgheis Jafari, an Afghan teacher at Inalco and laureate of the program. The interviews were conducted in the context of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, which is addressed through the perspective of scientific exile.