Academic Freedom as a Human Rights and Cornerstone of Democracy

The Roya Institute is pleased to share information about a virtual event titled “Academic Freedom as a Human Rights and Cornerstone of Democracy.”

Featuring Robert Quinn: Executive Director, Scholars at Risk

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, | 12:00-1:00 p.m. (PST) | On Zoom & Livestreamed at UC Davis School of Law 

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As conflicts, political polarization, and culture wars spread worldwide, scholars, students, and universities often find themselves on the front lines. Join Rob Quinn, Executive Director of Scholars at Risk (SAR) and host of the Free to Think podcast, to discuss why attacks on higher education happen, why they matter, and what we can do about them.

Scholars at Risk is an international network of more than 640 higher education institutions and thousands of individuals in more than 42 countries dedicated to protecting threatened scholars and promoting academic freedom and everyone’s freedom to think, question, and share ideas.  For more information, visit

Hosts: Beth Greenwood, Director of the California International Law Center (CILC) and Associate Dean of International Programs at UC Davis School of Law