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SAR calls for letters on behalf of Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace of Bahrain











Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace
April 29, 2015 -- Scholars at Risk is gravely concerned over recent reports that Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, a professor of mechanical engineering who is currently imprisoned in Bahrain, is in deteriorating health. Especially concerning are reports that Dr. Al-Singace is currently undertaking a hunger strike in protest of the alleged degrading and ill treatment of prisoners of conscience - including himself - in Bahrain.

SAR calls for letters, emails, and faxes respectfully urging authorities to reconsider any convictions related to this scholar's peaceful exercise of free speech and association and to ensure his well-being and access to medical attention while in custody, in accordance with international human rights standards. Learn more about Dr. Al-Singace and write a letter on his behalf today.



Minute of silence to #HonorGarissa


On April 2nd, 147 students were killed in an attack on Garissa University College.


To honor those killed in and affected by this attack and attacks on universities and university values around the world, the European University Association (EUA) will hold a minute of silence. EUA and Scholars at Risk invite and encourage all European universities and SAR members around the world to observe this minute on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 CET or 12:00 EDT (or at another time conducive to your location).

Click here to read EUA's press release regarding the minute of silence and visit SAR's Academic Freedom Monitoring Project to learn more about the April 2nd attack.




Scholars at Risk kicks off the 2015 Forum on Education Abroad


SAR Exec. Dir., Rob Quinn 
New Orleans, March 25, 2015 -- Scholars at Risk joined university and study abroad professionals from around the world at the Forum on Education Abroad's 11th annual conference. Rob Quinn, SAR's Executive Director delivered the opening plenary, "We Leave our Guns at the Door: The Essential Role of Higher Education."  In the speech, Rob discussed the university's role in asking questions, often provoking the kinds of violent and coercive attacks on scholars that Scholars at Risk works to prevent. A copy of Rob's speech can be viewed by clicking here and more information about the annual conference can be found on the Forum on Education Abroad's website.

SAR News Headlines SAR Events

05/08/2015, We've Got Your Back Sometimes college and university leaders try to avoid the spotlight when a faculty member is under attack.
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05/05/2015, Take It Down Should U of Minnesota have investigated and questioned the judgment of professors whose poster promoting a panel discussion on the Charlie Hebdo murders offended Muslim students?
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05/04/2015, KU cancels seminar on Baloch missing persons, faculty fights back The University of Karachi (KU) has cancelled a seminar on missing persons from Balochistan; however, program organisers claim that the moot will be taking place as per schedule at the Arts Auditorium on May 6.
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06/03/2015, SAR Faculty/Researcher Development Workshop SAR will hold a Faculty/Researcher Development Workshop to introduce representatives of SAR member institutions, sections and partner networks to SAR academic freedom research and advocacy projects
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06/01/2015, Going Global 2015 Rob Quinn, SAR's Executive Director, will present on the panel, "Can universities go global without losing their values?".
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05/28/2015, SAR at NAFSA SAR's Margaret Coons will be at this year's NAFSA conference in Boston, MA. Contact Margaret to set up a meeting at margaret.coons@nyu.edu.
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