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Scholars at Risk (SAR) members, staff and scholars assisted by the network frequently appear at conferences and other events, and are regularly featured in print, radio, television and online reports. The following are past reports about the Network and assisted scholars.  (Unless otherwise indicated, such as in articles written by SAR, the language and views contained in the reports below reflect those of the originating author and/or media outlet and do not necessarily represent the views of Scholars at Risk or its members, affiliates, board or staff.)


2013

Title: Scholar finds safe haven at Western
Publication: Canadian Association of University Teachers
Published Date:
April 22, 2013


Lawyer Anna Dolidze has turned fear, and exile from her home country of Georgia, into a succession of “firsts” and a new career at Western University, but not without a little help along the way.


Title: Cambodian exile, poet speaks at Woodland Academy
Publication: Telegram Towns
Author: Jaime Lara
Published Date:
April 19, 2013


WORCESTER — Tararith Kho was born in the midst of one of the worst genocides in human history, a survivor of war and poverty who has become a successful writer in his native Khmer language.


Title: Uyghur Scholar Faces Heart Problems After Grilling
Publication: Radio Free Asia
Author: Mihray Abdilim and Richard Finney
Published Date:
February 26, 2013


Chinese police are intensively questioning a prominent Uyghur scholar and have refused to allow him to see a doctor despite his complaints of heart problems triggered by the continuous nature of the interrogations.


2012

Title: Robert Quin: il faut protéger les universités...
Publication: Leaders.com
Country: Tunisia
Published Date:
June 15, 2012


Nous avons demandé au gouvernement tunisien d’annoncer dans les médias son soutien aux libertés académiques et son engagement à assurer la sécurité de l’espace universitaire. C’est ce qu’a déclaré Robert Quin, directeur exécutif de l’ONG internationale Scholars at Risk (universitaires en danger).


Title: Scientists protest against prison sentence for...
Publication: Nature
Author: Michele Catanzaro
Country: Iran
Published Date:
June 11, 2012


Scientific societies and human-rights organizations ask for fair treatment for Omid Kokabee.


Title: At Harvard, Room To Write Uncensored
Publication: Voice of America
Author: Soeung Sophat
Country: Cambodia
Published Date:
May 29, 2012


Kho Tararith, a Cambodian fellow with the Harvard Scholars at Risk program, says Cambodian writers and researchers still face strong censorship.


Title: Why Help Chen Guangcheng?
Publication: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: Robert Quinn
Country: China,United States
Published Date:
May 07, 2012


The following is a guest post by Robert Quinn, executive director of the Scholars at Risk Network, which promotes academic freedom and advocates on behalf of threatened scholars worldwide. The nonprofit organization is based at New York University and has member institutions in 34 countries.


Title: 'Ontroerend dat mijn dochter naar school fietst'
Publication: TU Delft
Author: Jos Wassink
Country: Netherlands,Iraq
Published Date:
April 05, 2012


Om de anderen in het kantoortje niet te storen vindt het gesprek buiten plaats: op een bank in de Botanische Tuin achter het Kluyverlab. Salah Al-Zuhairy, gekleed in spijkerbroek en T-shirt, geniet zichtbaar van de komende lente met ontluikend groen en gekwetter van vogels. Daar vertelt hij dat sinds het begin van de oorlog in Irak in 2003 zeker 1500 wetenschappers zijn gedood.


Title: Bahraini professor tells of detention and fight...
Publication: Nature
Author: Mohammed Yahia
Country: Bahrain
Published Date:
April 04, 2012


Following pro-democracy demonstrations in Bahrain, the government is claimed to have carried out a campaign of intimidation against academics and students. Several high-profile professors were arrested or fired from their jobs.


Title: Professor cria associação para ajudar intelectuais...
Publication: G1 Globe
Author: Giovana Sanchez
Country: Brazil
Published Date:
March 02, 2012


O sírio Radwan Ziadeh escreveu dez livros, fundou o Centro de Direitos Humanos de Damasco e é hoje uma das principais vozes da oposição ao regime do presidente Bashar al Assad, que comanda uma repressão violenta que já deixou mais de 7.500 mortos na Síria. Ziadeh está fora de seu país - e provavelmente por esse motivo pode continuar seu trabalho livremente. Em 2007, ele entrou em contato com uma organização chamada Scholars at Risk ['Intelectuais em perigo' - site em inglês], que o ajudou a conseguir...


Title: Up by his bootstraps
Publication: Harvard Gazette
Author: Corydon Ireland
Country: Cambodia,United States
Published Date:
February 02, 2012


“I heard people talk about places like Harvard, Brown, and universities in Europe,” said Tararith Kho of his childhood. “But I come from a poor place close to the Thai border. I never dreamed I would come here.” He is now a fellow in Harvard’s Scholars at Risk program.


Title: The Face of Courage: An Exclusive Interview With...
Publication: Huffington Post
Author: E. Nina Rothe
Country: Italy
Published Date:
January 08, 2012


Roberto Saviano is an Italian journalist, author of the non-fiction novel Gomorrah (published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which to date has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, has been translated into 54 languages and in 2008 was made into an award-winning film. Saviano's book is an engrossing look into the inner workings of the Neapolitan mafia, La Camorra, which has resonated around the world because of the far-reaching arms of organized crime. Shortly after sales of Gomorrah reached...


2011

Title: Scholars at Risk Network
Publication: Aalborg University’s journal “Uglen”
Author: Lars Brodersen
Published Date:
November 30, 2011


SAR representative at Aalborg wrote an article for the university’s journal about SAR’s work.


Title: The Price of Life
Publication: The University Times
Author: Gavin Macdermott
Published Date:
October 17, 2011


Last Monday was ‘World Day against the Death Penalty’ and whilst many Trinity students were enjoying the eccentric spectacle of Bollywood filmmaking in Front Square, some human rights activists were attending an altogether quite different event.


Title: GLOBAL: Academics facing death for their idea
Publication: University World News
Author: Brendan O’Malley
Published Date:
October 09, 2011


Professors and students are being singled out for assassination, according to a leading scholar in the Syrian opposition movement who last week addressed the Human Rights Council in Geneva. "We have fears for scholars on the ground. More than 10 professors have been killed, mostly at Homs, in the past two weeks," said Radwan Ziadeh, a visiting scholar at the Dubai Initiative in the Kennedy School, Harvard. "The situation is escalating and we expect more killings."


Title: Detained Iranian Lawyer Charged With Accepting...
Publication: Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Country: Iran
Published Date:
September 29, 2011


A prominent Iranian lawyer who was arrested earlier this month is reported to be facing a new charge of accepting an "unlawful" award for his human rights work.


Title: Human-rights shift under fire
Publication: Nature News
Author: Declan Butler
Published Date:
July 27, 2011


Critics concerned by scientific bodies' move away from traditional campaigning on behalf of oppressed researchers.


Title: Un politologue en danger reçoit l’asile à l’UNIL
Publication: 24 Hueres
Author: Jérôme Ducret
Country: Congo; Democratic Republic,Switzerland
Published Date:
July 03, 2011


L’école accueille un jeune chercheur africain qui a mis en évidence les liens entre le clergé et les milices armées dans son pays d’origine


Title: At-risk scholar spends summer at UR researching...
Publication: University of Richmond Newsroom
Country: China
Published Date:
June 20, 2011



Title: DUBAI: Scholar's detention erodes UAE's reputation
Publication: University World News
Author: Brendan O'Malley
Country: United Arab Emirates
Published Date:
April 24, 2011


The suspected detention without cause of a leading international scholar will, if true, damage the United Arab Emirates' reputation and position as a centre of knowledge, an international human rights network has warned.


Title: Clark joins Scholars at Risk network for academic...
Publication: Clark University News & Media Relations
Country: United States
Published Date:
March 28, 2011


Clark University recently became a member of the Scholars at Risk network, an international network of institutions and individuals working to promote academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars worldwide. A launch event, titled "Academic Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond: Supporting Scholars at Risk," will feature a panel discussion, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Apr. 11, in the Rose Library of the Cohen-Lasry House, 11 Hawthorne Street.


Title: The Man from Kyrgyzstan
Publication: Harvard Gazette
Author: Corydon Ireland
Published Date:
March 04, 2011


Escaping danger, onetime diplomat now in Scholars at Risk program


2010

Title: ONG norte-americana resgata e protege acadêmicos...
Publication: Folha
Author: Izabela Moi
Country: Brazil,United States
Published Date:
September 25, 2010


A iraniana Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, 42, professora universitária no Estado de Massachusetts, nos EUA, soube por sua mãe, na semana passada, que apesar de viver fora de seu país desde 2005, os jornais locais noticiaram um novo processo do governo aberto contra ela.


Title: UC Berkeley opens doors to threatened scholars
Publication: Contra Costa Times
Author: Matt Krupnick
Country: United States
Published Date:
May 10, 2010


The Stanford University political scientist lamented the circumstances that have kept him far from his family and friends in Iran. "The situation at the (Iranian) universities gets worse and worse every day," said the man, who requested anonymity because of the risk to his family. "They believe that one professor, like a disease, can infect many students." Dozens of academics like him seek help every year from the nonprofit organization Scholars at Risk, which helps threatened professors and others...


Title: Female Scholars in Exile Form Legion of Longing
Publication: Women's eNews
Author: Bijoyeta Das
Published Date:
January 11, 2010


Exiled female writers find they have little in common with immigrants who come to the U.S. seeking material gains. Instead, they are often looking for the chance to find continuity and tell stories about their ruptured lives.


2009

Title: Writers at Risk
Publication: The Harvard Crimson
Author: Corydon Ireland
Published Date:
December 03, 2009


It is June 29, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Magazine writer Maksim Maksimov, investigating police corruption, gets a tip. He follows an informant to an apartment on Furshtatskaya Street.


Title: Cohn: Long arm of Sri Lanka's Toronto envoy
Publication: The Toronto Star
Author: Martin Regg Cohn
Country: Canada
Published Date:
November 24, 2009


Sri Lanka's conflict is over, and yet it isn't – not there, and not here.


Title: Launch of the Institute for Global Citizenship...
Publication: CNW Group
Country: Canada
Published Date:
October 19, 2009


TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - Centennial College is advancing its equity and social justice agenda with the launch of the college's Institute for Global Citizenship and Equity on Tuesday, October 20.


Title: Nobel laureate urges challenge to Ahmadinejad
Publication: Irish Times
Author: Mary Fitzgerald
Country: Ireland,Iran
Published Date:
September 23, 2009


IRANIAN NOBEL peace laureate Shirin Ebadi yesterday called on the international community to challenge Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on human rights violations committed during the unrest that followed his disputed re-election when he participates in this week’s opening session of the UN General Assembly.


Title: People making a difference: Robert Quinn
Publication: Christian Science Monitor
Author: Marilyn Jones
Published Date:
September 14, 2009


New York - Robert Quinn has a plane to catch. He also has to write a speech for a conference in the Netherlands. But first he has to help a student from Azerbaijan get to a safe place. Because that's what Mr. Quinn does: He saves scholars from danger.


Title: GLOBAL: Researchers in dangerous times
Publication: University World News
Author: Brendan O'Malley
Published Date:
September 06, 2009


In Guatemala, a leading anthropologist received death threats while excavating mass graves to look for evidence of war crimes. An academic was imprisoned by the Turkish government on 41 charges, for researching torture cases. A researcher in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was held for eight months without trial and tortured for his research on ethnic conflict. In Chad, government agents threw a grenade at a scholar who had researched and written about a past oppressive regime.


Title: Podcast: Scholars at Risk and the World Academic...
Publication: The Boston College Center for International Higher...
Published Date:
August 01, 2009



Title: GLOBAL: Higher education world conference
Publication: University World News
Author: Jonathan Travis
Published Date:
May 24, 2009


The World Conference on Higher Education will be held in July at Unesco headquarters in Paris on the theme of The New Dynamics of Higher Education. It follows the 1998 World Conference, which was important for recognising higher education as a key factor in the progression of nations and their people, for sustainable development and for human rights as well as for democracy, peace and justice.


Title: "Academic Freedom and Autonomy in West African...
Publication: NEAR
Country: Ghana,United States
Published Date:
April 23, 2009


A symposium and workshop on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy in West African Universities was held at the University of Ghana on April 15-16, 2009. The event was co-hosted by Scholars at Risk, the University of Ghana, the Council for the Development of Social Science Rearch in Africa (CODESRIA), the West African Research Centre (WARC) and the Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR), with generous support from the Open Society Institute (OSI).


Title: Protecting Freedom of Ideas Around the Globe
Publication: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Author: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Published Date:
March 10, 2009


Robert Quinn, founding director of the Scholars at Risk Network, will speak on "Protecting Freedom of Ideas Around the Globe" at 7 p.m. today at the University of the Ozarks' Walton Fine Arts Center in Clarksville.


Title: Making Human Rights More Scientific
Publication: Inside Higher Education
Author: Doug Lederman
Country: United States
Published Date:
January 19, 2009


WASHINGTON — Ask a group of scientists — heck, ask any group of people — if they’re concerned about human rights, and you’ll get few if any dissenters. After all, it’s a hard thing not to care about. But it might be a little less clear why scientists, or any professionals, need a formal group to actively involve themselves in human rights issues. Isn’t that a role best left to humanitarian groups?


2008

Title: ETHIOPIA: Academic freedom in East African universities
Publication: University World News
Author: Jonathan Travis
Country: Ethiopia
Published Date:
November 30, 2008


The Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) and the Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network held a conference and workshop on academic freedom in Ethiopia last month. The event was organised in partnership with the Forum for Social Studies, the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa and the British Council. Faculty members and researchers from 13 countries participated, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine,...


Title: Opening up for academic refugees
Publication: Universitas
Author: Ali Hagi (translated by Anna Young)
Country: Norway
Published Date:
November 27, 2008


On Tuesday, University Director Gunn-Elin Aa. Bjørneboe received unanimous support from the university board for the proposal that the University of Oslo (UiO) should welcome a new academic refugee every other year. In addition to this, the university director requests a consideration of whether scholars who are staying in Norway as refugees should be given access to academic environments at UiO.


Title: Middle-East Scholars Hear of Academic Repression...
Publication: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: David Glenn
Country: Iraq,United States
Published Date:
November 24, 2008


Faculty members and students in Iraq and Iran continue to face a severely repressive climate, two exiled scholars said Saturday during a panel discussion held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association. The scholars called on faculty associations around the world to do more to promote academic freedom in the Middle East.


Title: Network of Concerned Historians Annual Report
Publication: The Netork of Concerned Historians
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
September 01, 2008


INTRODUCTION The Network of Concerned Historians (NCH) forwards to its participants news about the domain where history and human rights intersect, as reported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS, Washington], Amnesty International [AI, London], Article 19 [A19, London], Human Rights Watch [HRW, Washington/New York], Index on Censorship [IOC, London], the Network of Education and Academic Rights [NEAR, London], International PEN Writers in Prison Committee [PEN, London],...


Title: Call for worldwide defence of academic freedom
Publication: University World News
Author: Nick Holdsworth
Country: Lithuania
Published Date:
June 29, 2008


Academic freedom worldwide must be strengthened through a better defence of core university values and greater solidarity within higher education communities. This was the conclusion from a conference organised by the New York-based Scholars at Risk organisation at the European Humanities University in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius.


Title: Academic Freedom Workshop, Amman, Jordan, March...
Publication: NEAR
Country: Jordan
Published Date:
May 07, 2008


Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) held the first in a series of workshops on academic freedom in Amman, Jordan on March 31st, 2008. The workshop took place on the second day of a three day event organized in partnership with the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS) and hosted by the United Nations University (UNU) in Amman under the patronage of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan.


Title: Harbor From the Storm
Publication: Flyp
Author: Amy Van Vechten
Country: United States
Published Date:
April 25, 2008


Scholars at Risk provides refuge for academics fleeing their countries for the crime of having spoken their minds.


Title: Seventeen international scholars visit Watson...
Publication: The Brown Daily Herald
Author: Anna Millman
Country: United States
Published Date:
February 01, 2008


The Watson Institute for International Studies is welcoming 17 new visitors-in-residence to Brown this semester who will participate in a variety of programs.


2007

Title: UNCG Among Two N.C. Universities to Join Scholars...
Publication: UNCG University News
Author: Michelle Hines
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 26, 2007


It’s all too easy to forget that the rights Americans enjoy – including rights to free speech and academic freedom – don’t always exist in other nations.


Title: Point of no return
Publication: The Boston Globe
Author: Vanessa E. Jones
Country: United States
Published Date:
June 19, 2007


Shahriar Mandanipour thought the yearlong International Writers Project at Brown University would give him a well-needed break. The Iranian fiction writer is renown ed in his country for his short stories and novels. But the specter of censorship in Iran weighed upon him. "I lost the passion for writing," he says.


Title: Refuge for Academic Outcasts
Publication: Academe
Author: Robert Quinn
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
May 01, 2007


Academe features an article by Robert Quinn, the director of Scholars at Risk, about the efforts of the SAR Network to assist threatened academics.


Title: Human Rights, academic symposium to be held
Publication: The California Aggie
Author: Jo Jaworski
Country: United States
Published Date:
April 04, 2007


The California Aggie features an article that details the upcoming SAR Network Symposium at the University of San Francisco.


Title: Lives in Limbo
Publication: Nature
Author: Jim Giles
Country: Iraq/UK
Published Date:
March 22, 2007


Nature features an article about the efforts of the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) to provide support for threatened Iraqi scholars.


2006

Title: Dimming the Future
Publication: Houston Chronicle
Author: Houston Chronicle Staff
Country: Iraq
Published Date:
November 15, 2006


The Houston Chronicle features an article on the challenges facing Iraqi academics. Robert Quinn, director of Scholars at Risk is quoted.


Title: Kidnappers Strike Iraqi Science
Publication: Science
Author: Martin Enserink
Country: Iraq
Published Date:
November 14, 2006


Science features an article about the difficulties facing Iraqi scientists. The article describes the letter writing campaign launched by SAR urging authorities to improve security conditions for higher education communities in Iraq.


Title: Exiled scholars confront academic limitations
Publication: Washington Square News
Author: Anam Mansuri
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 20, 2006


Washington Square News, the NYU student newspaper features an article about a SAR sponsored panel entitled �Academic Freedom under Fire� held at the NYU Law School.


Title: The International Transition
Publication: Duke University Chronicle
Author: Nancy Oates
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 18, 2006


The Duke University Chronicle features an article about a visiting SAR scholar from Iraq.


Title: Give refugees a hand
Publication: Times Higher Education Supplement
Author: John Akker
Country: United Kingdom
Published Date:
September 15, 2006


The Times Higher Education Supplement (UK) features a letter to the editor about the CARA/SAR UK Universities Network by CARA director John Akker.


Title: Iraqi Educator Shares His Hope for Iraq
Publication: Harvard Magazine
Country: Iraq
Published Date:
June 01, 2006


Harvard Magazine features an article about Harvard�s SAR program which welcomed 6 SAR fellows to Harvard during the 2005-06 academic year.


Title: Welcome Players
Publication: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Donald MacLeod
Country: United Kingdom
Published Date:
March 21, 2006


The Guardian (UK) features an article about the newly launched CARA-SAR UK Network working to assist threatened and refugee scholars in the UK. NYU President John Sexton's lecture at the event is highlighted.


Title: Campus Freedoms Under Fire
Publication: The Times Higher Education Supplement
Author: David Jobbins
Country: United Kingdom
Published Date:
March 17, 2006


The Times Higher Education Supplement features an article entitled "Campus freedoms under fire" about the newly launched CARA-SAR UK Network working to assist threatened and refugee scholars in the UK.


Title: Escape from Persecution Brings Prof to Ohio
Publication: The Ohio Plain Dealer
Author: Jennifer Gonzalez
Country: United States
Published Date:
February 26, 2006


The Ohio Plain Dealer features an article about a SAR/SRF scholar from Rwanda hosted by Kent State University.


Title: Alumnus Albert Podell Makes $1 Million Reunion...
Publication: NYU Today
Author: Tod Francis
Country: United States
Published Date:
January 23, 2006


NYU Today features article announcing $1 million gift to the NYU School of Law to establish the Albert Podell Global Scholar at Risk Fund.


2005

Title: Iraqi Prof Finds Refuge in Durham
Publication: The Chronicle
Author: Christina Patsiokas
Country: United States
Published Date:
November 29, 2005


The Chronicle, a daily newspaper at Duke University, features an article entitled "Iraqi prof finds refuge in Durham" about Duke's first visiting SAR/SRF scholar.


Title: Group that Aids Oppressed Scholars Says It Will...
Publication: The Chronicle Of Higher Education
Author: Aisha Labi
Country: United Kingdom
Published Date:
November 25, 2005


The Chronicle of Higher Education features an article about the creation of UK Network of universities launched under the auspices of SAR and the Council for Assisting Refugee Academimcs (CARA).


Title: Kent State Welcomes Rwandan Genocide Survivor...
Publication: The Daily Kent Stater
Author: Jackie Mantey
Country: United States
Published Date:
November 17, 2005


The student newspaper the Daily Kent Stater features an article about Kent State University's first visiting SAR/SRF scholar, a professor of law from Rwanda.


Title: Plea for UK Academic Sector to Give Safe Haven...
Publication: The Times Higher Education Supplement
Author: Olga Wojtas
Country: United Kingdom
Published Date:
November 11, 2005


The Times for Higher Education Supplement features an article on the SAR-CARA effort to establish network of UK universities to assist threatened and refugee scholars.


Title: Scholars in Peril
Publication: NYU Alumni Magazine
Author: Anju Mary Paul
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 01, 2005


The NYU Alumni Magazine features an article about Scholars at Risk entitled, "Scholars in Peril" by Anju Mary Paul.


Title: Scholars at Risk Hosts Conference on Academic...
Publication: NYU Today
Author: NYU Today
Country: United States
Published Date:
May 30, 2005


NYU Today, a monthly publication of NYU, highlighted the Scholars at Risk Conference held at New York Univeristy at the end of April.


Title: Scholars' Network Plans International Survey of...
Publication: Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: Sara Lipka
Country: United States
Published Date:
May 06, 2005


The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article by columnist Sara Lipka entitled "Scholars' Network Plans International Survey of Academic Freedom." The articles highlights the April 29th SAR conference held at NYU, and more particularly, differing perspectives on how to measure academic freedom.


Title: World Listings for Repression
Publication: The Times Higher Education Supplement
Author: David Jobbins
Country: United States
Published Date:
May 06, 2005


The Times Higher Education Supplement featured an article by columnist David Jobbins entitled "World listings for repression." The article highlights the April 29th Scholars at Risk conference held at NYU, and more particularly, discussions on creating a global index on academic freedom.


Title: Safe Harbor
Publication: Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Magazine
Author: Nancy Steele Brokaw
Country: United States
Published Date:
March 01, 2005


Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Magazine featured an article on IWU's first scholar-at-risk, E. Tatah Mentan. Mentan's visit to Illinois Wesleyan University was supported by a grant from IWU and the Scholar Rescue Fund.


2004

Title: Saving Scholars
Publication: New York Times
Author: Mark Stein
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 26, 2004


The New York Times featured an article in the Sunday Business section about Henry Kaufman's $10 million gift to the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund. Scholars at Risk works with the Fund to find hosts to fellowship recipients, and a number of Scholars at Risk member institutions have already hosted Scholar Rescue Fund scholars.


Title: Scholars tell of oppression
Publication: The News and Observer
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 24, 2004


The News and Observer featured an article entitled "Scholars tell of oppression," about "Beautiful Minds, Risky Times," a collaborative conference with Scholars at Risk and Duke University's Franklin Humanities Institute, held Sept. 23-24.


Title: Scholars Program protects academic freedom
Publication: The Herald Sun
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 24, 2004


The Herald Sun, a daily newspaper in Durham, NC, featured an article entitled "Scholars program protects academic freedom" about "Beautiful Minds, Risky Times," a collaborative conference with Scholars at Risk and Duke University's Franklin Humanities Institute, held Sept 23-24.


Title: Scholars Program protects academic freedom
Publication: The Herald Sun
Published Date:
September 24, 2004


The Herald Sun, a daily newspaper in Durham, NC, featured an article entitled "Scholars program protects academic freedom" about "Beautiful Minds, Risky Times," a collaborative conference with Scholars at Risk and Duke University's Franklin Humanities Institute, held Sept 23-24.


Title: Profs tell of oppression aborad
Publication: Washington Square News
Author: Lara Talverdian
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
September 21, 2004


The Washington Square News, the New York University student newspaper, featured an article about a Scholars at Risk panel discussion with scholars from Cameroon, Afghanistan and Iran at New York University held on Sept. 20.


Title: Scholars programs an international effort
Publication: The Pantagraph
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 19, 2004


The Pantagraph featured an article about Illinois Wesleyan University's participation in the Scholars at Risk Network. Irv Epstein, an IWU professor of education studies and SAR Advisory Board member, discussed the importance of defending scholars.


Title: Journey for freedom
Publication: The Pantagraph
Country: Cameroon
Published Date:
September 19, 2004


The Pantagraph features an article about a visiting scholar from Cameroon at Illinois Wesleyan University. This individual received support from the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and Illnois Wesleyan University for the visit.


Title: Journey for freedom
Publication: The Pantagraph
Published Date:
September 19, 2004


The Pantagraph features an article about a visiting scholar from Cameroon at Illinois Wesleyan University. This individual received support from the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund and Illnois Wesleyan University for the visit.


Title: Academic Freedom and the Promise of International...
Publication: International Higher Education
Author: Robert Quinn and Carla Stuart
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
September 01, 2004


The International Higher Education features an article about the importance of promoting a cross-cultural dialogue about academic freedom.


Title: Academic Freedom and the Promise of International...
Publication: International Higher Education
Author: Robert Quinn and Carla Stuart
Country: All
Published Date:
September 01, 2004


The International Higher Education features an article written by SAR staff Rob Quinn and Carla Stuart about the importance of building cross-cultural dialogue to protect and promote academic freedom.


Title: Defending Dangerous Minds
Publication: Items and Issues
Author: Robert Quinn
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
June 01, 2004


In its quarterly journal Items and Issues, the Social Science Research Council featured an article by Robert Quinn, director of Scholars at Risk. Quinn discusses why scholars remain targets for percecution and also how individuals and groups can promote academic freedom and defend scholarly communities worldwide.


2003

Title: St. Mary's offers refuge for scholar
Publication: Indianapolis Star
Author: Barb Berggoetz
Country: Swaziland
Published Date:
December 07, 2003


The Indianapolis Star featured an article about the arrival of Dr. Sarah Mkhonza, a professor from Swaziland, who is hosted at SAR Network member Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN.


Title: New faces join Scholars at Risk
Publication: The Bulletin
Author: Janet Wong
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
July 28, 2003


The Bulletin highlights the stories of two University of Toronto Scholars at Risk program recipients: Dabala Olana from Ethiopia and Lydia Shaswar from Russia.


Title: Egypt dissident says war sends message
Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Author: Dave Newbart
Country: United States
Published Date:
April 16, 2003


The Chicago Sun-Times published an article featuring Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim's closing keynote at the Scholar at Risk 2003 Network Congree at the University of Chicago.


2002

Title: Widening the Lens
Publication: Times Higher Education Supplement
Country: United States
Published Date:
December 20, 2002


The Times Higher Education Supplement featured an article about the leadership of Stephen Greenblatt in promoting Scholars at Risk at the Modern Languages Association and Harvard University.


Title: Former University fellow jailed for political...
Publication: Chicago Maroon
Author: Tom Gaulkin
Country: Singapore
Published Date:
October 22, 2002


Authorities in Singapore have jailed a former University fellow for the third time for violating a law that bans unlicensed public speech.


Title: A Group Seeks to Rescue Endangered Scholars
Publication: New York Times
Author: Karen W. Arenson
Country: United States
Published Date:
September 11, 2002


The New York Times featured a story about SAR's partnership with the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund. The article includes stories of several of the first recipients of Scholar Rescue Fund fellowships.


Title: A Group Seeks to Rescue Endangered Scholars
Publication: New York Times
Author: Karen W. Arenson
Country: USA
Published Date:
September 11, 2002


The New York Times featured a story about SAR's partnership with the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund. The article includes stories of several of the first recipients of Scholar Rescue Fund fellowships.


Title: Fellowship To Offer Scholars Protection
Publication: The Harvard Crimson
Author: Svetlana Meyerzon
Country: United States
Published Date:
April 02, 2002


"A newly created Faculty committee is currently accepting nominations for a new fellowship that will bring scholars to campus who are at-risk of being persecuted in their native countries for their beliefs or scholarship. "The one year award, named the Scholars-at-Risk Fellowship Program, will bring one 'at-ris' scholar annually to Harvard and will be administered locally by the University Committee on Human Rights Studies (UCHRS). The fellowship will also be part of a larger national initiative...


Title: Human Rights Program will sponsor April conference,...
Publication: The University of Chicago Chronicle
Author: Peter Schuler
Country: United States
Published Date:
March 28, 2002


Announcement of the Human Rights Program's one-day conference on Civil Society and the Practice of Human Rights (Saturday, April 13, 2002)


Title: Organization That Aids Persecuted Scholars Sets...
Publication: Chronicle of Higher Education (Online)
Author: Burton Bollag
Country: United States
Published Date:
March 14, 2002


An article about the establishment of the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund in partnership with the Scholars at Risk Network.


Title: Fostering a cross-pollination of ideas is well...
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Author: Julia Keller
Country: United States
Published Date:
March 11, 2002


An article about the Scholars at Risk Network at the University of Chicago -- about the history of academic freedom, the beginnings of the Network at Chicago, and the recent announcement of the Institute of International Education (IIE) partnership to create the Scholar Rescue Fund.


2000

Title: Purdue University Joins New National Network to...
Publication: Ascribe Newswire
Country: United States
Published Date:
October 09, 2000


"Purdue University has joined a new national network of academic institutions and human rights organizations committed to protecting scholars and scholarship around the world. "Universities and research organizations belonging to the Scholars at Risk Network pledge to provide temporary academic and research jobs for scholars outside the United States whose work is threatened by mass or individual displacement, harassment, intimidation or violence."


Title: A safe haven for scholars in repressive countries
Publication: Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: Paul Desruisseaux
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
June 23, 2000


The Chronicle of Higher Education features an article about the formation of the Scholars at Risk Network. Robert Quinn, the Network' s director, speaks about the importance of providing sanctuary for threatened scholars.


Title: IWU joins new program helping foreign teachers
Publication: The Pantagraph
Country: United States
Published Date:
June 09, 2000


The Pantagraph features an article about the decision of Illinois Wesleyan University to join the Scholars at Risk Network.


Title: Persecuted scholars headed for U.S. colleges
Publication: Associated Press
Author: Associated Press
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
June 06, 2000


The Associated Press features an article about opportunties for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety through the Scholars at Risk Network.


Title: U.S. offers haven for refugee scholars
Publication: Times Higher Education Supplement
Author: David Jobbins
Country: United States
Published Date:
June 05, 2000


The Times Higher Education Supplement features an article about the efforts of the Scholars at Risk Network to match threatened scholars with American universities.


Title: Network forms to aid scholars at risk
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Author: Alfredo S. Lanier
Country: -n/a-
Published Date:
June 05, 2000


The Chicago Tribune features an article about the formation of the Scholars at Risk Network by colleges and universities dedicated to protecting academic freedom.


Title: U.S. universities form network to support persecuted...
Publication: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Country: United States
Published Date:
June 05, 2000


The Chronicle of Higher Education features an article about the announcement of the formation of the Scholars at Risk Network.


Title: Human rights program conference in June to launch...
Publication: University of Chicago Chronicle
Author: William Harms
Country: United States
Published Date:
May 25, 2000


The University of Chicago Chronicle features an article about the anticipated formation of the Scholars at Risk Network.


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