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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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