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.
Scholars at Risk has issued an appeal to Thai authorities on behalf of a group of five scholars and students facing potential prosecution in connection with their attendance at the 2017 International Conference on Thai Studies.
Are some questions too dangerous to ask? What happens to scholars and students who ask those questions? How can you contribute to strengthening core academic values, such as academic freedom? These are among the questions we discussed in “Dangerous Questions:
Berlin, Germany | May 3, 2018 – The Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network 2018 Global Congress, The University and the Future of Democracy, was held in Berlin April 23-26 as a joint venture of Scholars at Risk, the Alexander von
Scholars at Risk has announced Turkey’s Academics for Peace as recipients of the 2018 Courage to Think Defender Award, for their extraordinary efforts in building academic solidarity and in promoting the principles of academic freedom, freedom of inquiry, and the
The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should reveal the whereabouts of prominent human rights defender and citizen-journalist Ahmed Mansoor and release him immediately and unconditionally, over two dozen human rights organisations said today.
Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with six other members of Congress, have introduced House Resolution 750 calling for the designation of a “Prisoners of Conscience Day”.
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is concerned about recent human rights violations in Thailand that threaten academic freedom and the higher education sector more generally.
Scholars at Risk has issued a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, expressing concern for continuing, severe pressures on Turkey's higher education sector and urging his support in reversing these actions.
Join Scholars at Risk in taking action on behalf of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a peaceful scholar sentenced to death in Iran. A scholar of disaster medicine, Dr. Djalali is facing execution in Iran in apparent retaliation for refusing to spy
We are no longer seeking nominations for the 2018 Scholars at Risk Courage to Think Award, which was presented at the Scholars at Risk Network 2018 Global Congress in Berlin on April 25, 2018. The Courage to Think Award recognizes individuals, groups or