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. Based in New School for Social Research, Endangered Scholars Worldwide is an initiative founded on the conviction that academic freedom and freedom of inquiry are basic human rights. We are dedicated to raising public awareness and support for intellectuals, academics, researchers, and students who have been threatened, silenced, or imprisoned simply for doing their scholarly work or speaking out against the injustices around them. In 2007, responding to the wrongful imprisonment of one of our New School colleagues (who was also a Social Research author) in Iran and the political sentencing and imprisonment of a New School alumnus in Ethiopia, we made the decision to devote a section of our journal to raising awareness of endangered and imprisoned scholars around the world. This website features the genesis of Endangered Scholars Worldwide, which is our way of remaining faithful to the founding vision of the University in Exile.
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