SAR in the Press

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

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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Flight From Afghanistan
A piece by Elizabeth Redden for Inside Higher Ed covering evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. Efforts continue to rescue scholars, students and higher education personnel in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover and the collapse of the Afghan government eight days ago. President Joe Biden

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Global calls to protect Afghan academics from Taliban
A piece by Pola Lem for Research Professional News covering calls to protect academics in Afghanistan. Dozens of governments and humanitarian groups, alongside hundreds of academics, have called for international support to be provided to students and researchers in Afghanistan—especially

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Fear for the Future
A piece by Elizabeth Redden for Inside Higher Ed covering the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. Ahmad Zahid Mujaddedi logged in for a Zoom call late Saturday night after a long day helping distribute clothing and blankets collected for internally displaced

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