November 24, 2008
Middle-East Scholars Hear of Academic Repression in Iraq and Iran
Faculty members and students in Iraq and Iran continue to face a severely repressive climate, two exiled scholars said Saturday during a panel discussion held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association. The scholars called on faculty associations around the world to do more to promote academic freedom in the Middle East.
More than 300 Iraqi university professors have been assassinated by sectarian militias since the U.S. invasion in 2003, said