SAR in the Press

The following includes select interviews, articles, and op-eds by or about Scholars at Risk and its network.

Afghan chemists are afraid and uncertain
“Afghan chemists are afraid and uncertain.” A piece by Andrea Widener for Chemical and Engineering News. A year ago, women chemists in Afghanistan were excited about the future. Young girls had started to think they didn’t have to be teachers

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Helping at-risk scholars
A piece by Iryna Zenyuk, for UCI News.  Reflections from Iryna Zenyuk, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Feb. 24, 2022, was a regular day in the lab for me, with a proposal review panel and meetings – nothing extraordinary.

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In search of a research haven
  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

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Supporting at-risk academics
A piece by Fiona McIntyre for Research Professional News  A look at schemes in Europe and beyond that aim to help researchers in danger Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, universities across Europe have been looking at how to

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Brown prepares to house displaced Ukrainian scholars
A piece by Alex Nadirashvili for Brown Daily Herald.  The University is currently working with partner organizations such as Scholars at Risk and the New University in Exile Consortium “to provide a safe academic home” for Ukrainian scholars displaced by the ongoing Russian invasion, according

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Do academic boycotts work?
A piece by Simon Baker, for Times Higher Education: The Ukraine war has led to unprecedented curtailment of academic ties, but could breaking off all relations with Russia cause further problems? The sheer brutality of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

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Scholar Against All Odds
A feature by Kristina Bye for Khrono on Abdulghani Muthanna, a SAR Scholar at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Muthanna describes Yemen, his family’s new life in Norway, and his search for a permanent position. “It is one

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Who is afraid of academic freedom?
A piece by Sebastian Faber for Revista Contexto on cancel culture and threats against academic freedom. SAR Executive Director Robert Quinn describes political interventions directed at universities, as well as how academic freedom is a human right. Read more here.

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