European Parliament adopts report that resolves to prioritize academic freedom in EU external affairs
On November 29, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) adopted a resolution to make academic freedom a human rights consideration in the European Union’s (EU) foreign policy.
Online course: “Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters”
Are some questions too dangerous to ask? What happens to scholars and students who ask those questions? How can you contribute to strengthening core academic values, such as academic freedom? These are among the questions we discussed in “Dangerous Questions:
Call for Courage to Think Award Nominations
We are no longer seeking nominations for the 2018 Scholars at Risk Courage to Think Award, which was 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
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.
SAR stands with Ismail Serageldin, renowned librarian and advocate for scholarship
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is gravely concerned over the conviction and sentencing of Ismail Serageldin, retired founding director of the Library of Alexandria, a renowned intellectual, and an advocate for science and scholarship, on charges that appear to have been
Students advocate for imprisoned scholars in DC as part of SAR’s inaugural Student Advocacy Day
Scholars at Risk held its first-ever Student Advocacy Day at New York University’s Washington, D.C. campus, convening students and faculty participating in SAR’s Student Advocacy Seminars at Bard College, Bard College Berlin, Fairfield University, Hunter College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Roger Williams University, and
Registration open: SAR 2018 Global Congress
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
Scholars at Risk Responses to the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration
SAR's Rob Quinn on the new U.S. administration's executive order on immigration and its effects on our work and the scholars we serve.
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.
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.
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
Concern over the arrest and prosecution of student and academic freedom researcher Mohamed Nagy
On May 23, 2016, Scholars at Risk wrote to the Egyptian authorities to express concern over the arrest and prosecution of Mohamed Nagy, a graduate student within the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University and a researcher
SAR calls on Turkish higher ed to protect its scholars, uphold academic freedom
Scholars at Risk has issued a response to Turkey's Minister of National Education, Nabi Avci, who wrote to SAR on March 3, sharing Turkey's commitment to academic freedom, while also defending investigations and proceedings against scholars who signed the Academics