International Society of Political Psychology

ISPP Support for Scholars in Turkey

ISPP's Scholars Under Threat Fund

If you enjoy academic freedom and the chance to do the research you think is important, please support your colleagues whose academic freedom is in jeopardy.

Donations made to ISPP ‘s Scholars Under Threat Fund will be used to help support academic scholars in Turkey who have been impacted by the recent actions of the country's government (see below for more information).

ISPP will MATCH all contributions made to the Scholars Under Threat Fund up to $40,000 through July 8, 2018, so you can double your gift.

Consider some of the expenses that your contribution can cover:

  • $15 is the per diem travel rate within Turkey
  • $70 pays for one-hour consultation with a lawyer
  • $105 buys a bag of groceries for a family of four for a week
  • $700 provides one-month rent for a two-bedroom apartment
  • $1,100 covers fees for a lawyer representing an academic in Heavy Penal Court
  • If you wish to donate, please click here.

    ISPP's Scholars Under Threat Committee will determine the distribution of funds collected specifically for this purpose.
    ISPP is a 501(c3) charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible for people filing income tax in the U.S.

    International Delegation Observing Court Hearings in Turkey

  • Read Stephen Reicher's summary from the international delegation observing the court hearings in Turkey.
  • The BBC Radio 4 program "Inside Science" interviewed Steve Reicher.
  • ISPP Governing Council Member, Masi Noor, provides his account in this blog post.
  • The full delegation of David Redlawsk, Masi Noor, and Steve Reicher have an op-ed piece in USA Today.
  • Peace Academic Yasemin Gülsüm Acar's Statement in Court.
  • Updates by the Social and Political Psychology Platform of Turkey

    November 2017

    A day in the Court (March 2018)

    Special Statements by ISPP and Other Organizations

    The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Newsletter "SUPPORTING ACADEMICS AS A HUMAN RIGHTS ACTOR IN A CHALLENGING CONTEXT" (April 2018)

    Open Letter of Support for Students of Boğaziçi University (April 2018)

    Joint Statement of Support for Colleagues in Turkey (February 2018)

    Joint Statement of Support for Colleagues in Turkey (August 2017)

    Emails to our Membership

    ISPP Efforts to Help Scholars in Turkey (Email to ISPP membership, March 2017)

    Message from ISPP President, Eva G.T. Green, February 2018 (Email to ISPP membership, February 2018)

    ISPP Political Psychologists Under Threat Committee

    ISPP established a committee to monitor and coordinate ISPP actions to support political psychologists whose academic freedom is under threat. If you want to participate please contact the Central Office via

    Free one-year ISPP membership for colleagues in Turkey

    ISPP is committed to keeping colleagues from Turkey connected to the international community of political psychologists. Therefore, ISPP offers free one-year ISPP membership for colleagues in Turkey. For more information, please contact the ISPP Central Office at

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