The Society for the
Study of Social Issues



PDF of Briefing Invitation

Protecting and Promoting the
Human Rights of Scientists, Scholars, and Students Around the World

In cooperation with Honorary Host: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm 
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044

Thousands of scientists, scholars, and students are killed, imprisoned, attacked, or threatened around the world each year because of what they teach, write, or say. Such attacks undermine higher education systems and stifle everyone’s space to think, question, and share ideas freely. This briefing will provide an overview of the problem and tell the stories of refugee scholars. This is a widely attended event.


Robert Quinn, JD
Founding Executive Director, Scholars at Risk

Rebecca Everly, JD, PhD
Director, National Academies Committee on Human Rights

Eugene Chudnovsky, PhD
Co-Chair, Committee of Concerned Scientists; Distinguished Professor of Physics, Lehman College

Teng Biao, PhD
Visiting Scholar, U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University; Researcher, Institute for China's Democratic Transition

Olga Hünler, PhD
Department for Anthropology and Cultural Research, University of Bremen


Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)  |  American Association for the Advancement of Science  |  American Chemical Society  |  American Psychological Association  |  Committee of Concerned Scientists  |  Scholars at Risk  |  Lehman College

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Learn more about SPSSI's work on protecting and promoting the human rights of scientists, scholars, and students around the world. 

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin