Monday, November 3, 2014

3 Academics Forced to Seek Safety in the United States

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 greatest need.
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.

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