Spotlight

Network Reflections: Hosting at Whitman College
Whitman is a small liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington in the US. Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous education to an exclusively undergraduate student body. Since Fall 2017, Whitman has hosted three SAR scholars in: Politics

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Launch of the Scholars at Risk Flanders Section
The establishment of SAR Flanders confirms and strengthens the commitment of Flemish universities to provide shelter to foreign scientists who are threatened in their home country and thus forced to continue their academic careers elsewhere.

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Network Reflections: First Time Hosts EPFL
EPFL’s hosting engagement began in 2018 thanks to our collaboration with the Swiss Commission for UNESCO and the advocacy of Commission members. At the end of 2020, we were finally able to extend a visiting position to a Turkish scholar.

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2021-22 Mellon/SAR Academic Freedom Workshop & Fellowships
2021-22 MELLON/SAR ACADEMIC FREEDOM WORKSHOP & FELLOWSHIPS Scholars at Risk (SAR) is pleased to announce a call for applications for remote research fellowships for early career researchers studying, writing and/or teaching on academic freedom and/or related higher education values, made

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SAR Spotlight on Wellesley College
Wellesley College, a private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts, US, is a leading member of the Scholars at Risk Network in its mission to defend scholars and promote academic freedom.

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SAR’s Support for Practitioners at Risk
SAR has embarked on a new pilot program, Practitioners at Risk, to explore university support for individuals targeted for their ideas: journalists, writers, democracy and human rights advocates. Learn more about the first practitioner, Ahmad Noorani, hosted through this program.

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SAR Spotlight on Jewher Ilham
“My father was trying to be a peaceful bridge between Han Chinese and Uyghurs,” said Jewher Ilham. “He never advocated for independence, never advocated for violence.” In this SAR Spotlight, we feature Ilham, the daughter of imprisoned scholar Ilham Tohti.

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SAR Spotlight on Mayda Hočevar
In this SAR Spotlight, we spoke with Professor Mayda Hočevar about how current humanitarian and political crises are impacting the quality of higher education in Venezuela and recent efforts to advocate for academic freedom and institutional autonomy in Latin America.

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