ERIC Number: EJ809895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-4
Reference Count: N/A
"Preserving Intellectual Capital"
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n15 p14-15 Sep 2008
In 2005, living in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Felix Kaputu was arrested and accused of participating in a separatist movement outlawed by the government--charges he denied. He and other political detainees were incarcerated for several months, enduring beatings and torture. Amnesty International and other human rights groups pressed for the release of Kaputu and other prisoners, and after four months Kaputu was set free. His experiences qualified him for support from the Scholar Rescue Fund, a project of the nonprofit Institute of International Education, perhaps best known for administering the Fulbright Student and Scholars program. This article describes how the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund assists scholars like Kaputu and others whose academic freedoms are threatened in their home countries.
Descriptors: Safety, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Academic Freedom, Higher Education, Refugees, Scholarship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Congo; Zimbabwe