Calls to Action

Posted December 14, 2023

As a global network, Scholars at Risk calls on our members and the international higher education community, affiliated partners, states, civil society, and the public to join in solidarity and help give voice to students and scholars who demand academic freedom, seek the release of imprisoned scholars, host threatened scholars at your institution, and support our collective efforts by contributing in any way you can. Take action today.


Call to Action on the Crisis in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank and its Impact on Academia.

Scholars at Risk stands with the people of Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank suffering from horrendous violence and insecurity, and calls on states, non-state armed groups, the higher education sector, civil society, and the public to support at-risk scholars and protect academic freedom.

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Join the global effort to protect academic freedom and the higher education community.

In Free to Think 2023, Scholars at Risk calls for global action in defense of academic freedom and urges states, higher education communities, civil society, and the public to respond: to help protect scholars, students, and higher education institutions; to help protect everyone’s freedom to think, question, and share ideas. Read the report and learn what actions you can take to defend academic freedom around the world.

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Demand the immediate release of wrongfully imprisoned scholars.

Scholars at Risk coordinates advocacy activities on behalf of scholars and students wrongfully imprisoned—as well as against widespread threats to an entire faculty, university, or system. Join SAR in demanding the immediate release of wrongfully imprisoned scholars.

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