Publications by Scholars at Risk

Free to Think 2022
Free to Think 2022 is the eight installment of an annual report by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project and looks at 391 attacks on higher education communities around the world.

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SAR Annual Report 2020-2021
  The Summary Report on Activities outlines Scholars at Risk’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, research &

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Getting Involved
Brochure of SAR activities intended for potential member institutions and individuals interested in getting involved in SAR’s work. Download Getting Involved

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Free to Think 2021
Free to Think 2021 is the seventh installment of an annual report by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project. The report analyzes 332 attacks on higher education communities in 65 countries and territories around the world between September 1, 2020 and

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Student Advocacy Seminar Handbook
The Student Advocacy Seminar Handbook is a guide for faculty, students, and administrators interested in starting this experiential-learning program at their university. Students develop human rights research and skills through direct advocacy on behalf of imprisoned scholars and students.

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Getting Involved Brochure
Universities, colleges, and other institutional members of the SAR Network have a variety of opportunities to make a difference in protecting threatened scholars and strengthening the university space. The Getting Involved brochure provides  a birds-eye view of the various opportunities

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20th Anniversary Report
The 20th Anniversary Report marks SAR’s first 20 years of protecting threatened scholars and promoting everyone’s freedom to think, question, and share ideas.

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Academic Self-Censorship Survey
SAR is partnering with Al-Fanar Media on a new survey to determine the extent of academic self-censorship in the Arab region. Professors, researchers, lecturers, and students in or from the region are invited to complete the survey here, and to

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Free to Think 2020
Free to Think 2020 is the sixth installment of an annual report by SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analyzing attacks on higher education communities around the world between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

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Report of the 2020 SAR Global Congress
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share a summary report on the 2020 SAR Global Congress under the theme Truth Power & Society: The Promise of Higher Education in Challenging Times, an online program on 26-27 March 2020, including appearances

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Promoting Higher Education Values: A Guide for Discussion
Promoting Higher Education Values: A Guide for Discussion is intended to frame and facilitate discussion about higher education values and their implementation in a wide range of settings. It starts from the view that healthy higher education communities matter enormously. But to

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Promoting Higher Education Values: Workshop Supplement
The Promoting Higher Education: A Guide for Discussion Workshop Supplement is a companion piece to the separate publication, Promoting Higher Education Values: A Guide for Discussion, and the free online course, Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters.  The Guide is intended to frame and

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Summary Report on Activities 2018-2019
The Summary Report on Activities outlines Scholars at Risk’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, research & learning

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