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UCSC exceeds fundraising goals in effort to bring Afghan visiting scholars to campus

UCSC exceeds fundraising goals in effort to bring Afghan visiting scholars to campus

September 24, 2021

A fundraising campaign that kicked off Aug. 27 raised almost $250,000 as part of ongoing efforts to bring Afghan thought leaders and their families to safety on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

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SAR Welcomes New Chair of the SAR United States Section

SAR Welcomes New Chair of the SAR United States Section

September 22, 2021

Xavier University of Louisiana Provost Anne McCall Named Chair of the Scholars at Risk United States Section

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Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Joins the Network

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Joins the Network

August 24, 2021

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies housed at the University of Notre Dame has joined the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Florida International University Joins the Network

Florida International University Joins the Network

August 13, 2021

Florida International University joins the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Miami Institute for the Social Sciences Joins the Network

Miami Institute for the Social Sciences Joins the Network

June 17, 2021

The Miami Institute for the Social Sciences joins the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Vanderbilt University Joins the Network

Vanderbilt University Joins the Network

June 7, 2021

Vanderbilt University joins the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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University of Northern Colorado Joins the Network

University of Northern Colorado Joins the Network

May 3, 2021

The University of Northern Colorado joins the SAR United States section of the Scholars at Risk Network.

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Political Persecution In India (Webinar)

Political Persecution In India (Webinar)

May 7, 2021

The Human Rights Advocacy Seminar at the University of California at San Diego is currently campaigning for the release of Professor Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, on behalf of the Scholars at Risk network— an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom.

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Academic Freedom Advocacy Week Runs May 2-7

Academic Freedom Advocacy Week Runs May 2-7

May 2, 2021

The 2020-2021 Center for Ethics program 'Engaging in Speech and Action' is collaborating with the Scholars at Risk program. Students will host a wide range of events to raise awareness about and advocate on behalf of scholars who have been imprisoned for their political beliefs around the world.

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SAR-United States and COVID-19: Responses and Remote Opportunities

SAR-United States and COVID-19: Responses and Remote Opportunities

May 21, 2020

US Section Webinar, SAR United States & COVID-19: Responses & Remote Opportunities.

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SAR Scholar Speaks to Duquesne University

SAR Scholar Speaks to Duquesne University

December 6, 2018

In an effort to expand the perspectives of students and faculty beyond the classroom, Duquesne University’s Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the provost, hosted human rights lawyer and scholar Delaram Farzaneh on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. for a lecture on women’s rights issues in Iran.

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Why Scholars at Risk has opened a US section

Why Scholars at Risk has opened a US section

October 22, 2018

At a time of heightened tensions on campuses in the US, now is the time to increase protection of academic freedom, says Rob Quinn

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Scholars at Risk Network Establishes SAR-United States Section

Scholars at Risk Network Establishes SAR-United States Section

October 10, 2018

New York, New York, 10 October 2018 – With the momentum and commitment from its U.S. membership base of over 150 institutions, the Scholars at Risk Network announces the establishment of a SAR-United States section to unite higher education institutions and professionals around the nation.

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First SAR-USA Section Meeting

First SAR-USA Section Meeting

April 24, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, a representative group from the newly-forming SAR-USA Section met at the SAR Global Congress in Berlin. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss ideas for how the section could best serve the USA membership, given the number of institutions, the various regional considerations, and the multitudes of distinct systems of American higher education.

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Interview with Jewher Ilham

Interview with Jewher Ilham

April 30, 2018

SAR's Adrienne Wooster interviews Jewher Ilham. Jewher’s father, Professor Ilham Tohti, a Chinese Uyghur scholar and writer, was detained at the Beijing airport in February of 2013. Following a series of arrests concerning his blog, Uyghur Online, Tohti eventually was tried and given a life sentence. He remains imprisoned. At time of his detention, Tohti was to start a year-long residency at Indiana University. He had intended to bring Jewher with him. Just before beginning her sophomore year in college, she would visit the US, while he’d prepare for his new fellowship. While Tohti was being taken into custody at the airport, the authorities allowed Jewher to board the plane bound for Indianapolis. With no plans, limited English, unable to return safely to China, and cutoff from her family, Jewher had to learn to make a life for herself while trying to advocate for her father. In this interview, Jewher discusses her advocacy efforts, life in the United States, her father's work, and her aspirations for the future.

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Interview with Janet Reilly

Interview with Janet Reilly

April 10, 2018

SAR's Adrienne Wooster interviews Janet Reilly, professor at Sarah Lawrence College and coordinator of student advocacy efforts on campus. Reilly discusses her students' work, advocacy in Washington D.C. and experiences with SAR.

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RWU Students Work to Free Imprisoned Scholars Around the World

RWU Students Work to Free Imprisoned Scholars Around the World

March 1, 2018

At Roger Williams University, students are working to advocate for imprisoned scholar Ilham Tohti as part of the university's Student Advocacy Seminar.

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Interview with Saladdin Ahmed

Interview with Saladdin Ahmed

January 6, 2018

SAR's Adrienne Wooster interviews Saladdin Ahmed, O'Donnell Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and Race and Ethnic Studies at Whitman College. Saladdin talks research, the academic climate in Turkey, and of his experience as a hosted scholar with SAR.

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Interview with Gaurav Majumdar

Interview with Gaurav Majumdar

January 6, 2018

SAR's Adrienne Wooster interviews Gaurav Majumdar, Associate Professor of English at Whitman College. Gaurav talks research, his work with SAR, and hosting scholars through his work with the SAR network.

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SAR USA Northeastern Regional Meeting

SAR USA Northeastern Regional Meeting

June 2, 2017

Scholars at Risk and Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island will host the first regional meeting of SAR Network members in the northeastern United States.

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Interview with Naila Al-Atrash

Interview with Naila Al-Atrash

May 22, 2016

"[Theater] opens possibilities for asking the questions that should be asked. We, Syrians, now are in need more than any time in the past to ask the right questions."

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Interview with Chris Tatara

Interview with Chris Tatara

August 31, 2015

Chris Tatara (Illinois Wesleyan University, Class of 2014) describes the impact working with SAR has had on his life, as well as the impact he has had on SAR.

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