“Scholars At Risk” conference opened by President Michael D. Higgins

The Long Room Hub hosted a Scholars At Risk Ireland conference this morning, highlighting the continuing struggle for academic freedom across the globe


“Scholars and universities are not simply the collateral casualties of conflict; they very often are the very focus for such conflict”

-Michael D. Higgins

Established at the University of Chicago in 1999, Scholars At Risk (SAR) is an international network …


Trinity, Ireland and Europe’s response to the greatest human rights disaster since WWII

Kevin Keane analyses our response to the refugee crisis and the phenomenon of “episodic outrage”


Europe is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since World War II; the refugee crisis is worsening, claiming more lives and ruining more families, every single day. And what have we done about it? As a society, extremely little. We have