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December 1 -- #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back. It's a day of small gestures with big impact. Today, Scholars at Risk is asking you to #ForgoTheJoe and make a $5 contribution to our work.

Your small act of kindness will make a difference in the lives of scholars around the world who are threatened for exercising their freedom to think. Meet a few scholars who have felt this difference and #ForgoTheJoe today.

Panel on December 3 to explore China's shrinking space for scholars and students

October 29 --
China is deepening its engagement with the global community by expanding and improving its higher education sector, recently announcing its plan to be "a world power of higher education" by 2050. Yet at the same time, students and faculty within China report facing ideological pressure. Can world-class universities exist without the freedom to think, share ideas, and ask questions?

Join Scholars at Risk, The New School's Endangered Scholars Worldwide and UNO Press on Thursday, December 3, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, for a conversation about how China's quest for world-class universities is being shaped by limits on free expression and academic freedom.

Register now for this free event by visiting the Eventbrite page.

Call for Pledges: A Future for Syria's Scholars

October 6, 2015 -- The crisis in Syria continues and deepens, and a record numbers of threatened Syrian scholars, students and intellectuals are reaching out to Scholars at Risk for help. As an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to defending threatened academics, we can protect these scholars and the intellectual capital needed to restore the region when the violence eventually subsides.

Join our efforts to help Syrian scholars continue their academic work in safety. Pledge to host a Syrian scholar today

SAR News Headlines SAR Events

06/23/2015, SAR releases Free to Think At the United Nations Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Scholars at Risk released Free to Think, the first report of its kind demonstrating the alarming frequency and scope of attacks on scholars, students and other members of higher education...
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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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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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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
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05/05/2015, Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) International Relations Officer Meeting SAR Program Assistant Margaret Coons will present on ethics in international partnerships at this annual meeting. If you will be attending the meeting or are based in Vilnius, please let us know; write...
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