Publications by Scholars at Risk

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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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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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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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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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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Free to Think 2019
Free to Think 2019 is the fifth installment of an annual report by SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analyzing 324 attacks on higher education communities in 56 countries between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. “Attacks on higher education

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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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How to Host Handbook
Scholars at Risk's How to Host Handbook is primarily for officers, administrators, faculty and others at higher education institutions as they explore their interest in, plan for, and host threatened scholars and other intellectuals as visiting scholars on their campuses.

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Scholar Guide
The Scholar Handbook offers advice and guidance to assist scholars in their transition to a new university community and, perhaps most importantly, in determining their short-term and long-term plans for the future.

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