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Advocacy Week At UTC For Scholars At Risk

Scholars At Risk

( aired Tues 10/22/19 )


Professor G.N. Saibaba is a scholar of English literature at Delhi University in India.


He is also a human rights activist for his country’s vulnerable populations - and he was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, where he has been denied medical care despite ongoing complications.


The Scholars at Risk Network - which is a nonpartisan NGO that protects scholars and academic freedom around the world - is involved in Saibaba’s case.


Students here at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have partnered with Scholars at Risk on that case - as part of their capstone class in UTC’s Department of Political Science and Public Service.


The students’ efforts have culminated in “Advocacy Week” - now taking place here on campus.


The other day, UTC Professor Jessica Auchter - and three of her students:  Courtney Scott, Tyler Wheat, and Hannah Horton - stopped by our studio...