Given the exodus of over 3 million Ukrainian refugees to Poland, Polish universities are committed to assisting the global higher education community in welcoming and protecting at-risk scholars. The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, a recent
The American Psychological Association (APA) is an enthusiastic and long-term affiliate member of Scholars at Risk (SAR). Our strategic plan includes several components that underlie our engagement. One of our strategic goals is to “utilize psychology to make a positive
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share the June 2022 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
Carleton University began hosting scholars at risk remotely in the spring of 2020. It was interesting timing because it coincided with the onset of the global pandemic and it felt like everyone was working remotely at the beginning. Despite the
Scholars at Risk sent the below letter to officials from the EU, UK, US, and UN urging them to do everything in their power to halt the imminent execution and secure the immediate release of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. Last month,
A piece by Michele Catanzaro for Nature. From Syria to Ukraine, Italian universities have set up projects to host displaced scholars. Now they need to look beyond the emergency and offer systematic solutions, experts say. In Trento, Ghanya Al-Naqueb extracts
A piece by Dalmeet Singh Chawla for The New York Times. A campaign is circulating a list of dozens of researchers in the hopes they will be denied the prestige of election into the Russian Academy of Sciences. Some academic researchers
Crackdowns on scholars and students protesting national human rights abuses and heightened concerns for the Kashmiri higher education community figured prominently in a submission to the UN's Universal Periodic Review
Iranian authorities have apparently postponed the execution of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali; however, he remains at imminent risk of execution. Earlier this month, Iranian authorities stated that they were planning to execute Dr. Djalali by May 21. Yesterday, the spokesperson of
A pattern of repression targeting outspoken scholars and students threatens academic freedom and the development of Indonesian higher education, according to the Indonesian Caucus for Academic Freedom and Scholars at Risk.
Scholars at Risk is pleased to share the May 2022 Newsletter. Click here to read this document.
The Swiss Section of Scholars at Risk has its roots in 2008, when the first higher education institution in Switzerland joined the global SAR network. SAR Switzerland thereafter gradually grew in size and strength. The number of at-risk scholars hosted
Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali is at risk of imminent execution by May 21. SAR issued the below letter to Iranian authorities urging them to immediately halt the execution and secure his release so he may return to his wife and children
Scholars at Risk held its annual US Student Advocacy Days in Washington, DC in early April, bringing together over 30 students and faculty from Drexel University, Muhlenberg College, Roger Williams University, and the University of Iowa to conduct advocacy in
Scholars at Risk has issued the below letter expressing concern over an Israeli government directive that will severely restrict international scholars’ and students’ travel to and work in the West Bank. Set to go into effect in May 2022, the