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Skirball Talks: We Are Syrians
Laura Flanders, the award-winning author and host of the Laura Flanders show, will interview SAR scholars Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, and Sana Mustafa--three generations of Syrian dissidents exiled by the Assad regime for refusing to be silent.

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Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?
In conjunction with Human Rights Week and the release of Scholars at Risk's Free to Think 2017 report, the University of Geneva will host a roundtable discussion entitled "Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?"

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Science in Danger
SAR's Senior Program Officer for Membership and University Relations Joyce Pisarello will speak on a panel entitled "Science in Danger," discussing how threatened and refugee researchers and students in the sciences can work to their full potential.

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Hate Speech and Human Rights
The Roosevelt House will host a discussion exploring the debate on whether freedom of speech should be given broad protections or whether hate speech must be regulated in order to ensure equality and protect human rights.

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SAR Speaker Series: Columbia University Law School
A Chinese SAR scholar of law and human rights will speak at “To Build a Free China,” a panel discussion concerning Xu Zhiyong's eponymous book and the ways in which legal advocacy is developing as a form of political resistance.

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Webinar: What can scholars do about the refugee crisis?
The devastation of Syria and countries in the region, and the resulting forced migration, is having a massive impact on its higher education system. Among the refugee population, there are as many as 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university students,

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Academic Freedom at Risk
UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies will host a symposium addressing academic freedom in the Middle East with a special focus on Turkey, launching UCLA's campaign to host a threatened scholar from the region.

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Free to Think: Egypt, Thailand, and Venezuela
Scholars at Risk and the SAR Norway Section will present an evening panel discussion and reception in celebration of the release of Free to Think 2016: Report of the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project at the Høgskolen i

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Refugees and Education: A Local Perspective
A Syrian SAR scholar will be speaking at an International Education Week panel discussion entitled "Refugees and Education: A Local Perspective," hosted by Marquette University's Office of International Education.

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Human Rights and Science Symposium
The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts will be holding their Human Rights and Science Symposium where SAR Board Member Domna Stanton will participate in a panel discussion titled "Efforts of Science

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Each year, the Borah Foundation sponsors the Borah symposium that strives to bring together world leaders, diplomats, scholars, activists and our local communities to discuss the causes of war and the conditions for peace.

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Future of earth and humankind depends on the progress of science and technology. In addition, knowledge of societal challenges and changes are of upmost importance for policy measures. What is at stake if academic discourse is muzzled by limiting the

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