Thank you to the SAR Network for an incredible year of solidarity — an inspiring affirmation of collective purpose and demonstrated commitment to threatened scholars everywhere. In response to the ever growing demand for assistance, the SAR Network created an
September 12, 2023: Scholars at Risk (SAR) is pleased to announce a new partnership to assist at-risk scholars from Sudan. A generous gift of € 100,000 from the Gerda Henkel Foundation, a leader in supporting the humanities, cultural heritages and patrimonies, will
The Iraqi government should take steps to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Elizabeth Tsurkov, a US-based scholar who was kidnapped in Iraq on March 21, 2023, four organizations including Scholars at Risk said today. Tsurkov, a dual Russian and Israeli citizen,
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share our August 2023 newsletter. Sign up for SAR’s monthly newsletter here.
This August marks two years since the US withdrawal and Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan scholars and colleagues across the education spectrum have witnessed the deliberate and ongoing devastation of Afghanistan’s higher education system, and the summary denial of
On July 11th, SAR led a UN Human Rights Council (HRC) side event on academic freedom, as part of the HRC’s 53rd Session, at the UN Palais de Nations in Geneva. The event was co-sponsored by the UN Missions for
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share our July 2023 newsletter. Sign up for SAR’s monthly newsletter here.
On July 18, 2023, SAR submitted a report on China to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The report, prepared with assistance from the Academic Freedom Legal Clinic of the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University, focuses on China’s
Scholars at Risk joins over 40 civil society organizations in calling on Egyptian authorities to immediately release Patrick George Zaki from custody and drop all charges against him, after an emergency state security court sentenced Zaki to three years in
Scholars at Risk joined 18 organizations in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace. Dr. Al-Singace has now been on a hunger strike for over two years to protest the confiscation of his research documents. You
The recent conflict (starting in 2020, ceasefire signed in November 2022) has brought about a significant decrease in academic freedom and a further politicization of Ethiopian higher education institutions, particularly in the Tigray region. Many institutions have failed to remain
Paraná is a southern Brazilian state, home to 80% of the Ukrainian immigrants living in Brazil. Thus, it was not surprising that the start of the war in Ukraine in February 2022 touched deeply into the collective soul of the
On June 1, 2023, SAR Executive Director Robert Quinn accepted an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium, in recognition of his and SAR’s “efforts to defend the human rights of academics all over the world” and as
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share our June 2023 newsletter. Sign up for SAR’s monthly newsletter here.
A young academy is an organization that brings together a nation’s top academics at the early- and mid-career stage. These academies are usually affiliated with a senior science society or academy, and their members are chosen on the basis of