Update

Call for Courage to Think Award Nominations
We are currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Scholars at Risk Courage to Think Award, which will be 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

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Bail decision reversed for Bekele Gerba
Scholars at Risk welcomes reports that Professor Bekele Gerba has been granted release on bail after nearly two years of detention, and calls on Ethiopian authorities to drop any charges against him.

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Registration is now open for the 2018 SAR Global Congress. Join us in Berlin for the Scholars at Risk Network 2018 Global Congress, jointly convened by Scholars at Risk, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Freie Universität Berlin. Register here. PROGRAM

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What has not changed…
Many network members, partners, and scholars have sent notes about the recent US presidential election expressing concern about possible changes in US policies and any impacts on SAR scholars and activities.

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Homa Hoodfar released from jail
Scholars at Risk is delighted to announce the release of Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a scholar of anthropology from Concordia University, in Canada, who was arrested on June 8, 2016.

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Omid Kokabee granted temporary medical leave
Wrongfully imprisoned PhD student Omid Kokabee has reportedly been released from prison for temporary medical leave, according to Nature. Mr. Kokabee, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence on charges of “communicating with a hostile government,” was diagnosed with kidney cancer

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