As democracy is weakened and economic and social conditions deteriorate, there are increasing threats to academic freedom and autonomy in Venezuelan universities. Although academic freedom and university autonomy are legally and constitutionally recognized, public policies and ‘new legislation’ undermine them.
SAR’s Student Advocacy Seminars are an exciting experiential-learning program designed to give students the opportunity to develop human rights research and advocacy skills through direct engagement on behalf of threatened members of the global higher education community. Learn more about
The Summary Report on Activities is the first installment outlining SAR’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, and research & learning (values-promotion). A financial summary
Free to Think 2017 is the third installment in SAR’s reporting of attacks on higher education communities, analyzing 257 reported attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries, from September 1, 2016, to August 31, 2017. “Over the past year, we
The below list of potential course materials for Student Advocacy Seminars is drawn from past seminars. SAR welcomes additional recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Academic Freedom Barton, Ashley and Adam Braver, eds. Jewher Ilham: A Uyghur’s Fight to Free Her Father. New
Action alerts are a critical tool for public advocacy on behalf of threatened scholars. Use this guide to craft an effective appeal that motivates supporters and stakeholders to act. What is an action alert? An action alert is a written
On January 30, 2017, NPR’s 1a spoke with academics at risk and the American universities that host them to learn more about new and ongoing threats to academic freedom worldwide, including what the Trump administration’s immigration policy mean for these scholar.
On April 20, 2017, the Harriman Institute and the Scholars at Risk Network hosted a panel discussion exploring the role of higher education in post-communist states. Participants included: Dmitry Dubrovskiy, Harriman Institute, Columbia University Umida Ganieva, Humanitarian – Legal Center, Uzbekistan Altay
Scholars at Risk filed the below NGO submission to the United Nations’ Universal Period Review, expressing grave concern over threats to Pakistan’s academic freedom and the ability of its higher education space to function in a safe, free, and open