Spotlight

SAR Spotlight on Dr. Olga Hünler
Dr. Hünler discusses her work on the massive open online course (MOOC) "Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters," her personal experience with threats to academic freedom, and what she hopes learners will gain from the course.

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SAR Spotlight on Whitman College
"SAR implicitly demands that people work through problems in very beautiful ways – ways that call upon, challenge, and interpret ideas, while bringing ethics and politics into the arena."

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Herman Winick
Herman Winick, Professor Emeritus in the Applied Physics Department of Stanford University and Assistant Director of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) division of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), has worked tirelessly on behalf of human rights throughout his

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Zelalem Kibret
"[The Ethiopian government] wants us to live in this fear-stricken environment, believing that you can go back [to prison] at any time. And you have to censor yourself... So I contacted SAR through their website and finally it worked.”

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Naila Al-Atrash
"[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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Karen-Lise Knudsen
"Especially in these extraordinary times, it is ever more important to defend the core values of higher education all over the world."

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Chris Tatara
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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Abdul Sattar Jawad
“With the continued support and dedication of universities in the SAR network, I am where I am today: I am safe and able to contribute to my academic field.”

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Felix Kaputu
“The Director of Prisons told me that I was no longer a professor. He told me to forget my name. He said that when I die, they would just throw me away.”

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