2016

Report of the 2016 SAR Global Congress
SAR is pleased to share the report of our eighth Global Congress, held June 7-10 in Montreal, Canada in partnership with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill Faculty of Law, and SAR Canada Section. More than

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Free to Think 2016
Free to Think 2016 is the second installment in SAR’s reporting of attacks on higher education communities, analyzing more than 150 reported attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries, from May 1, 2015 to September 1, 2016. “In the

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Legal Advocacy Clinics
Scholars at Risk’s legal clinics give students and faculty the opportunity to engage locally and internationally with practical and theoretical issues relating to academic freedom, responses to attacks on higher education, and related human rights issues. Learn more about and build support for

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Recognizing the contributions of SAR institutional members and partners active in hosting scholars and other SAR-activities; featuring remarks by Melanie Adrian, Carleton University, and a keynote interview of Emad Shahin by Nathalie Des Rosiers. Prof. Shahin is a, visiting professor

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Jonathan Becker, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bard College; Wendy Cukier, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University, and President elect Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada; James Otieno Jowi, Moi University, Kenya, and African Network for Internationalisation of Education (ANIE);

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A panel discussion on opportunities and challenges in forming cross-border higher education partnerships featuring: Sijbolt Noorda, Magna Charta Observatory; Kenneth Prewitt, Columbia University; Laura Rumbley, Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE); and Irv Epstein, Illinois Wesleyan University (moderator)

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A panel discussion of the results of the pre-Congress workshop featuring: Tyrell Haberkorn, Australian National University; Azmi Sharom, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia; and René Provost, McGill University (moderator)

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A panel discussion on responses to the crises in Syria, Iraq and beyond featuring: Yannick du Pont, Spark; Barbara Sheldon, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Philip Schwartz Initiative; Ben Webster, Jamiya Project; Stephen Wordsworth, Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA); and

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A panel discussion on contemporary pressures on higher education security and values featuring: Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art Shaundra Lewis, Texas Southern University; Penni Stewart, York University; John Wilson, American Association of University Professors; and Nathalie Des Rosiers,

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A panel discussion of the results of the pre-Congress workshop featuring: Hosam Fahmy, Tanta University, Egypt; Fabio Valentini, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela Rackchart Wong-Arthichart, Thammasat University, Thailand; and Inga Marie Nymo Riseth, Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund

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Opening Remarks by Rob Quinn, Executive Director, Scholars at Risk Keynote Introductory remarks from Irving Epstein, SAR Board member and Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice, Illinois Wesleyan University; and keynote lecture by Geoffrey Stone, Edward H.

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Courage to Think: Scholars in Prison Maryam Rafiee (daughter of SAR Scholar-in-Prison Mohammed Hossein Rafiee) in conversation with Grace Napoli, Roger Williams University Courage to Think: Syria Hanadi Ibrahim, a SAR scholar of analytical chemistry at Western University, in conversation with

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