In 2014, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) developed and sought wide recognition of a statement of Principles of State Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack. The primary purpose of the Principles is not to create
“Education Under Attack 2014” identifies 70 countries where attacks occurred between 2009 and 2013, including 30 where there was a pattern of deliberate attacks.
This article argues that existing human rights law would sustain claims for violations of academic freedom as independently and interdependently derived from the rights to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to education. This article argues that including
Scholars at Risk's How to Host Handbook is primarily for officers, administrators, faculty and others at higher education institutions as they explore their interest in, plan for, and host threatened scholars and other intellectuals as visiting scholars on their campuses.
The Scholar Handbook offers advice and guidance to assist scholars in their transition to a new university community and, perhaps most importantly, in determining their short-term and long-term plans for the future.
SAR's Speaker Series Handbook provides guidance to assist institutions, organizations and affiliates interested in inviting scholars to speak on campus through the Speaker Series.
Summary of highlights and key suggestions from SAR's 2014 Global Congress in Amsterdam
I never thought in my career as an academic, I would be persecuted by a State for no other reason than doing my job.
Alexander Sodiqov, my PhD student in comparative politics at the University of Toronto, was detained by the security services in Tajikistan on June 16, 2014. While no formal charges have been filed to date, the government-sponsored press appears to be
‘Junta Targets Scholars for New Detentions’ read the headline of the New York Times, putting Thai intellectuals and intellectuals around the world on notice that academic freedom and freedoms of thought, opinion and expression were once again under grave
In his criticism of my view on academic freedom, Klaus Beiter touches upon some puzzles of academic freedom. I want to make some observations on these puzzles, explaining in the process where I think Beiter has misunderstood me and where
This article focuses on the doctrinal “source” of academic freedom.
The pursuit of higher education does not merely mean working upon what is instructed or presented by supervisors. Neither does it mean indoctrination in any pre-defined stream or school of thought. It means much more than that.
Critical thinking, a key university value, contributes to peace-building by enabling people to question ideologies, authority and narratives of “the other”. Such questioning can lead to a greater understanding of conflict, a necessary precondition for the mutual trust that is
In February, a conference jointly organised by the London School of Economics and the American University of Sharjah was cancelled after the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) refused to permit discussion of my paper on the uprising in