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IIE-SRF Forum 2018












2018 IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Forum:
Protecting Scholarship and Promoting Partnerships

Register here to join the 2018 IIE-SRF Forum.

Location: 809 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Date: March 9, 2018

Summary: The 2018 IIE-SRF Forum will convene partners from diverse sectors -including higher education, human rights, government, and philanthropy - to address the urgent need to protect scholars around the world who have suffered under repression and conflict. IIE-SRF fellows and alumni will reflect on their experiences, hosting institutions and partnering organizations will explore best practices for supporting threatened scholars globally, and historical perspectives on scholar rescue will help inform the growing number of contemporary initiatives that support academics under threat.

Tentative Agenda:  

8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
Coffee and registration
9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
Welcome and opening remarks
9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM
Panel I: 2017 in Review: Scholar Voices
11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
Coffee break
11:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
Presentation of the "Outstanding Scholar Award" to exemplary IIE-SRF alumni from Iran
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Presentation of the "Henry G. Jarecki Award" to Canada as an exemplary host country  
12:15 PM  -  12:30 PM
Presentation of the "Beacon Award" to the University of Alberta as an exemplary host university partner
12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
In Conversation with IIE-SRF Chairman Mark A. Angelson and IIE President & CEO Allan E. Goodman
2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
Panel II: Motivations for and Models of Scholar Rescue: What our Partners Are Doing
3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
Coffee break
4:15 PM  -  5:20 PM
Film screening of "Science in Exile" (The World Academy of Sciences)
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM Closing remarks  
5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM