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330 Academics ordered for dismissal in Turkey
On February 7, 2017, state authorities issued a decree ordering the dismissal of 330 academic personnel from 49 universities, based on allegations that they were suspected of being involved in a violent coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Authorities allege

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Four more ways you can help higher education in Turkey
1. Share the statement with colleagues, friends and family by posting the following over social media: Join me in standing up for threatened scholars and students! Tell Turkey that #IdeasAreNotCrimes: ow.ly/JZ3N3048eTt 2. Encourage your association, network or institution to express publicly

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Thank you for applying to Scholars at Risk. Given the high volume of applications from Turkey that we have received in recent weeks and months, we are currently prioritizing applications from individuals experiencing the most immediate severe threats, including threats

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Support for Turkey’s Higher Education Community
Scholars at Risk is gravely concerned about the sweeping actions taken against Turkey’s higher education sector since the July 15 coup attempt. Forced resignations, suspensions, detentions, and travel bans have reportedly affected thousands of individuals, in Turkey and abroad, and

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Following the July 15th coup attempt, Turkey's higher education sector faces forced resignations, suspensions, and travel bans.

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Global higher ed networks stand with scholars in Turkey
“Actions reportedly taken against these scholars raise serious concerns not only for [the scholars’] professional and personal well-being, but for the overall well-being of the Turkish higher education and research community, and for the ability of intellectuals and institutions in

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University of Oslo Human Rights Award Ceremony
This year, the University of Oslo's Human Rights Award will be presented to professor Ishtar Gözaydin, an academic and researcher from Turkey who has made her mark as an active social commentator and human rights defender.

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Emily Kay
Emily Kay is Program Administrator at Scholars at Risk, where she supports administration and daily operations. She also helps coordinate SAR public programming, workshops, and other activities, including the biannual SAR Global Congress.

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Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?
In conjunction with Human Rights Week and the release of Scholars at Risk's Free to Think 2017 report, the University of Geneva will host a roundtable discussion entitled "Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?"

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Academic freedom in turbulent times
Universities Ireland, the Scholars at Risk Ireland Section, and Maynooth University will host a day-long event including lectures and a roundtable discussion addressing increasing threats to academic freedom.

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Free to Think 2017
Free to Think 2017 is the third installment in SAR’s reporting of attacks on higher education communities, analyzing 257 reported attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries, from September 1, 2016, to August 31, 2017. “Over the past year, we

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Suggested Student Advocacy Seminar Materials
The below list of potential course materials for Student Advocacy Seminars is drawn from past seminars. SAR welcomes additional recommendations at scholarsatrisk@nyu.edu. Academic Freedom Barton, Ashley and Adam Braver, eds. Jewher Ilham: A Uyghur’s Fight to Free Her Father. New

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UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences Conference
Representatives from the Scholars at Risk Switzerland section will present on SAR activities at an upcoming conference on “Mobilising UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for Policy Action towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” in Geneva on July 5-7.

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Academic Freedom at Risk
UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies will host a symposium addressing academic freedom in the Middle East with a special focus on Turkey, launching UCLA's campaign to host a threatened scholar from the region.

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SAR USA West Regional Meeting
Scholars at Risk and Pomona College in Claremont, California will host the first regional meeting of SAR Network members in the western United States.

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The Scholars at Risk Ireland section presents a special event featuring an opening address by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

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Free to Think 2016
Free to Think 2016 is the second installment in SAR’s reporting of attacks on higher education communities, analyzing more than 150 reported attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries, from May 1, 2015 to September 1, 2016. “In the

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On June 20, 2016, authorities reportedly detained Şebnem Korur Fincancı, head of the department of forensic medicine at Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University, in response to her participation in a campaign to support press freedom in Turkey. On May 3, 2016, Dr.

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Scholars at Risk monitors reports of threats to academic freedom and higher education communities worldwide, including media articles, blogs, opinion pieces and other announcements.  Scholars at Risk identifies situations of concern on its own and welcomes reports submitted by faculty,

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December 9 – 15, 2017 Scholars at Risk monitors reports of threats to academic freedom and higher education communities worldwide, including media articles, blogs, opinion pieces and other announcements.  Scholars at Risk identifies situations of concern on its own and

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Scholars at Risk undertakes Action Campaigns and Alerts on behalf of scholars still under threat in their home countries—such as those suffering prosecution on improper or false charges or wrongfully imprisoned—as well as against widespread threats to an entire faculty,

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Scholars at Risk looks forward to planning a Speaker Series event with your institution. We kindly ask you to submit the below form so that we can confirm the availability of the scholar(s) you are interested in inviting. Please note

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Speaker Series
Through stories told by courageous scholars, campus communities and associations discuss the importance and fragility of academic freedom around the world.

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Action Campaigns
Take action on behalf of scholars and students facing imprisonment, prosecution, travel restrictions and other threats as a result of peaceful expression and association.

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If you are a scholar experiencing threats to your life, liberty or academic career, or if you have been forced to leave your country because of such threats, and would like to request help from SAR, please complete and submit

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Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom.

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