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Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters
Join us at a special event organized by the EU-funded ‘Academic Refuge’ project. The project aims to improve the capacity of European universities to assist refugees and threatened academics and to promote understanding and respect for higher education values.

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Turkey: Dismantling Democracy
The event brings together lawyers, journalists, and political representatives to share their observations of the ongoing trials of journalists, academics, and parliamentarians, as well as the current national and international political climate in Turkey.

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Seminar on Academic Freedom
SAR and the ACUP will organize a seminar on academic freedom and its importance for universities. The speakers will discuss the most critical challenges we must overcome to make academic freedom possible at both a European and global level.

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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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