Middle East studies in the News
'Universities in a Dangerous World' [incl. Homa Hoodfar]
During the time attendees have been gathered for the biennial Scholars at Risk congress, news broke that a professor from Montreal's Concordia University has been imprisoned in Iran. A leader of a Pakistani law college was shot dead by unknown assailants on motorcycles. An Israeli sociology and anthropology professor was among those killed in an attack by Palestinian gunmen on a Tel Aviv restaurant and shopping complex.
The theme of the gathering was "Universities in a Dangerous World: Defending Higher Education Communities and Values" -- and, as Scholars at Risk's executive director, Robert Quinn, suggested in remarks on Wednesday, the dangers are only increasing. Scholars at Risk is an international network of higher education institutions, headquartered at New York University, which arranges for temporary academic positions for threatened academics, monitors academic freedom violations globally and campaigns on behalf of wrongfully persecuted scholars.
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