Providing sanctuary and assistance to more than 300 threatened scholars worldwide, every year
Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services.
Investigating and speaking out against attacks on higher education communities
Scholars at Risk has established several initiatives to identify, document and take action in response to attacks on scholars, students and their higher education communities.
Empowering scholars and students to promote #free2think campuses
Around the world, the space for free inquiry and expression is shrinking. Scholars at Risk convenes faculty, students and higher education community members to discuss global and regional academic freedom climates and to develop solutions that strengthen the university space.
“My father was trying to be a peaceful bridge between Han Chinese and Uyghurs,” said Jewher Ilham. “He never advocated for independence, never advocated for violence.” In this SAR Spotlight, we feature Ilham, the daughter of imprisoned scholar Ilham Tohti.