SAR in the Press

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

New threats to academic freedom emerge from pandemic
A piece by Brendan O’Malley for University World News covering the Academic Freedom Index, developed by SAR and partners. New threats to academic freedom globally have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to physically distanced

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Why university rankings must include academic freedom
A piece co-authored by SAR Executive Director Robert Quinn for University World News. Imagine you are a first-year student starting at one of the world’s top universities. Picture the lecture hall – as it was before the pandemic shifted classes

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All hands on deck: delivering academic freedom for Europe
A piece by SAR Europe Director Sinead O’Gorman for European University Association. Academic freedom is in the news. Recent declarations, resolutions, and communiqués on academic freedom by the European Research Area, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE), and the European Higher Education

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SAR Executive Director Robert Quinn featured in Uniavisen
SAR Executive Director Robert Quinn was interviewed by Uniavisen, the University of Copenhagen’s independent newspaper. The article is titled, “Scientists on the Run: They Said That I Was Spreading Propaganda and Homosexuality at the Department.” Johanne Nedergaard reports on the

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Fighting to Protect—and Define—Academic Freedom
A piece by SAR Executive Director Robert Quinn for the American Association of University Professors. Despite the leading work of the AAUP, academic freedom is not well respected, or even understood, in much of the United States and globally. This

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