The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 3rd, 2014
Like no other time since World War II, foreign academics and students are being forcibly displaced due to violence and political persecution.
The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund, which
helps relocate threatened academics and intellectuals, is seeing an
increase in requests for help, with Iraqis and Syrians facing the
Following are stories of three scholars —a Syrian engineer, an
Albanian writer living in Greece, and a Thai anthropologist—who have
recently fled to the United States. The stories demonstrate the growing
threats to dissident intellectuals around the world.