Free to Think features conversation with interesting, thoughtful, and inspiring individuals whose research, teaching, or expression falls at the always sensitive intersection of power and ideas. We’ll be speaking with those who have the courage to seek truth and speak
Free Universities: Putting the Academic Freedom Index Into Action Through the UN Human Rights Systems UN representatives, GPPi, FAU and SAR join together for a high-level webinar that presents the Academic Freedom Index (AFi) as a robust instrument that can
On Human Rights Day, the Canadian Section of Scholars at Risk (SAR Canada) hosted a virtual roundtable, Solidarity in the Time of Social Distancing: The Effects of COVID-19 on Knowledge Creation, Exchange, and Dissemination.
This video illuminates the origins of our work and features a number of the courageous scholars we have been honored to support over the past twenty years.
Robert Quinn, SAR Executive Director, Catharine Stimpson, SAR Board Chair, Clare Robinson, SAR Advocacy Director, Presentation of the 2020 SAR Courage to Think Award
Fu Hualing, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin
Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, Apoorvanand Jha, Professor of Hindi, Delhi University
Abdulghani Muthanna, Assoc. Prof., Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Noria Al-hossini, Mwatana for Human Rights
Lülüfer Körükmez, Turkish Human Rights Foundation, Nil Mutluer, Humboldt University
Sejal Parmar, Lecturer, University of Sheffield, Martina Darmanin, Human Rights & Solidarity Coordinator, European Students' Union (ESU), Sinead O'Gorman, SAR Europe Director
The Webinar debated the contours of academic freedom both as it relates to institutions and quality assurance: What rights and obligations are attached to it from a European, Latin American and Scholars at Risk perspectives, and how these concepts are
David Wheeler, Al-Fanar Media Dr. Hala Al-Dosari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Lisa Anderson, Scholars at Risk
Dr. Tuba İnal-Çekiç, Off-University Dr. Nil Mutluer, Humboldt University of Berlin, Academics for Peace Dr. Johannes Müller, University of Cologne
Robert Quinn, Scholars at Risk Dr. Laurel Leff, Northeastern University and author of Well Worth Saving: American Universities’ Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees From Nazi Europe
Lara Schwartz, American University Project on Civil Discourse Dr. Hank Reichman, American Assoc. of University Professors Dr. Nancy Thomas, Inst. for Democracy and Higher Ed, Tufts University Michelle Deutchman, University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement