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Crackdown on Academics

2016

30

Dec

604

German neuroscientist also told to leave UK after residency rejection

Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist living in the UK, contacted the Guardian after it published the story of Monique Hawkins. He said he had a similar experience at the hands of the Home Office to Hawkins, a Dutch woman who was told to make preparations to leave the UK after she applied for British citizenship […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

06

Oct

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UK bars foreign academics from advising on Brexit

Leading foreign academics from the LSE (London School of Economics) acting as expert advisers to the UK government were barred from contributing to government work and analysis on Brexit because they are not British nationals. Up to nine LSE academics specializing in EU affairs have been briefing the Foreign Office on Brexit issues, but the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Guardian

26

Aug

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Facebook suspended French professor’s account after he defended women’s right to wear burkini

The Facebook account of Philippe Marlière, a Professor of French and European politics at the University College London was suspended after he published an article defending women’s right to wear burkini. On 26 August 2016, the political scientist Marlière saw his Facebook account suspended after he posted his article in Contretemps, the French journal of communist […]

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Country: United States
Source: Mediapart

2015

30

Jan

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U.S. professor sacked for tweeting of anti-Israel remarks

Professor Steven Salaita had a job offer rescinded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after he tweeted anti-Israel remarks. In a statement, the university cites a number of anti-Israel tweets sent by Salaita as grounds for the decision. Salaita had already quit his previous job at Virginia Tech University, sold his house, and moved to Illinois. One of […]

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Country: United States
Source: IBTimes , Atlantic

2009

18

Aug

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Dutch sack Muslim scholar for appearance on Iran TV

The Dutch city of Rotterdam and its university have fired Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan as an adviser to the city after he hosted a program on an Iranian television channel. Ramadan has been an advisor to the mayor on issues of multi-culturalism since 2007, and has been a visiting professor of theology in Erasmus University. Ramadan was […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters

2006

21

Oct

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Professor Adam Habib deported from US and revoked visa

Professor Adam Habib, the deputy chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and a prominent political scientist and commentator in South Africa was met by armed guards on 21 October 2006 at New York’s airport. He was questioned by US officials about whether he had ties to terrorist organizations and deported afterwards. Habib was coming to the United States to attend […]

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Country: United States
Source: Democracy and Society , Huffington Post , Washington Post

2004

24

Aug

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U.S. authotrities revoke Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan’s visa under Patriot Act

A prominent Muslim scholar from Switzerland, Tariq Ramadan, was supposed to begin teaching a seminar on Islamic ethics at the University of Notre Dame on 24 August 2004, but he did not show up for his first class because the State Department revoked his visa. University officials said an American diplomat telephoned the scholar this month […]

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Country: United States
Source: New York Times , New York Times , New York Times

2003

20

Feb

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FBI charges Florida professor with terrorist activities

A Florida college professor identified as a fund raiser and organizer for a Palestinian terrorist group blamed for killing two Americans -and many others- was arrested on 20 February 2003 and charged along with seven other people with racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder. Federal authorities arrested Kuwaiti-born University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian, […]

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Country: United States
Source: CNN