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Academic Freedom in Bahrain
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Academic Freedom in Iran
Close-up: Omid Kokabee (Iran)Omid Kokabee, a physics graduate student from UT Austin, has been detained in Iran for the last two years under unjust charges and excessive sentencing. He was arrested at the airport in Iran after visiting a sick family member and sentenced to ten years in prison without having had access to a lawyer or due process.Click here to view a video in support of Omid Kokabee.
Endangered scholar reports published in past issues of Social Research:
On this website and in each issue of Social Research, the Center for Public Scholarship publishes the names of and information about scholars who have been
threatened, imprisoned, or otherwise persecuted, along with ways to offer them support.
Social Research was founded by a community of scholars known as the University in Exile,
refugees from Nazi Europe who found a home at The New School. We see
this new effort as consistent not only with our own history as a
journal but with the need to call attention to the increasing, often
brutal attempts to silence our colleagues around the world.
Open cases (most recent first):