April 16, 2019 | New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR), in cooperation with the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham, has filed a submission with the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review, highlighting attacks and pressures
Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian citizen is imprisoned in Iran and is in need of urgent medical care. Join Scholars At Risk and the Center for Human Rights in Iran in calling for his release on medical parole by signing this
April 10, 2019 | New York, NY — Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Egypt (AFTE) have filed a joint submission with the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR), highlighting attacks and
In Spring 2019, Scholars at Risk held its third annual Student Advocacy Days at New York University’s Washington, D.C. campus, bringing together over 40 students and faculty from Carleton University (Canada), Illinois Wesleyan University, Mansfield University, Roger Williams University, Sarah
Scholars at Risk joins over 50 other human rights organizations in calling for the immediate release of Saudi women’s rights activists including scholar Hatoon Al-Fassi. Hatoon Al-Fassi is an Associate Professor of women’s history at King Saud University who has
March 1, 2019 | New York, NY – Scholars at Risk (SAR) announces its third annual Student Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. on March 7 and 8, 2019. Students and faculty from across the US and Canada will come together
On February 15, SAR presented on academic freedom in the Americas before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Sucre, Bolivia. In January, Scholars at Risk accepted an invitation to be a part of a panel in a thematic
The leading Danish newspaper Politiken has announced Scholars at Risk and the Central European University (CEU), of Hungary, as recipients of this year’s Politiken Freedom Prize, in recognition of their contribution to protect threatened scholars and the freedom to think,
Scholars at Risk joins 16 organizations and 125 scholars to demand the immediate release of Professor Ilham Tohti, who was arrested five years ago today for promoting dialogue and reconciliation between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. Professor Tohti is a scholar
On November 29, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) adopted a resolution to make academic freedom a human rights consideration in the European Union’s (EU) foreign policy.
November 28, 2018 – Scholars at Risk (SAR) and Maynooth University, Ireland, join together to announce the launch of Scholars at Risk Europe, the new European office of the global SAR network. SAR Europe will support and coordinate the activities of
An Emirati court has convicted and sentenced Durham University PhD candidate Matthew Hedges to life in prison, in apparent retaliation for research he was conducting in the UAE for his dissertation. SAR has issued the below letter to Emirati officials
Scholars at Risk (SAR) announces the release of Free to Think 2018, a report analyzing 294 reported attacks on higher education communities in 47 countries, from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018.
U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION UNITES IN COMMITMENT TO PROTECT THREATENED SCHOLARS AND PROMOTE ACADEMIC FREEDOM New York, New York, 10 October 2018 – With the momentum and commitment from its U.S. membership base of over 150 institutions, the Scholars at Risk
On August 23, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion on the imprisonment of Princeton University PhD student Xiyue Wang, who has been held in Evin prison for over two years.