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Scholar Rescue in the Modern World Book Signing Event


Over 100 Friends of IIE, IIE Board of Trustees, Fulbright Alumni and donors gathered on Monday, January 25th 2010 to celebrate the recent publication of Scholar Rescue in the Modern World.  Dr. Henry Jarecki, SRF Chairman and IIE Trustee, gave an engaging and comprehensive presentation about the book, which he and Daniela Kaisth, IIE Vice President of Strategic Development, co-authored this past year.  Explaining the metrics for gauging success in rescuing threatened scholars, Dr. Jarecki cited examples of SRF data gathered for the report and demonstrated that, in its first five years, the Scholar Rescue Fund has met its mission.  IIE Chairman Thomas S. Johnson welcomed guests. He described  the important work made possible through the Fulbright Legacy Fund, and then warmly introduced Dr. Henry Jarecki highlighting his admirable work for and commitment to the Scholar Rescue Fund.
Scholar Rescue Fund in the Modern World, made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is an effort to share with a larger community the breadth and nature of the persecution of scholars around the world.  Taking SRF data from scholars in more than 100 countries who have asked SRF for assistance during its first five years, the report demonstrates that the threats to scholars are chronic and widespread. The book also provides recommendations for programs or activities to mitigate scholar oppression worldwide.

We thank everyone who joined us for this event, and especially thank the New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association for partnering with us to make this event a success.  Please find pictures documenting the night below.

  • If you are interested in learning more about the Scholar Rescue in the Modern World report please click here
  • To read the speech delivered by SRF Chair, Dr. Henry Jackecki you can download the PDF by clicking here.

To purchase a copy of Scholar Rescue in the Modern World please click here

Pictured above: SRF Chair, Dr. Henry Jarecki speeking about the Scholar Rescue Fund and findings based on data from Scholar Rescue in the Modern World.  To read remarks delivered by Dr. Jarecki please click here.

Pictured above: Daniela Kaisth, Vice President for Strategic Development, Institute of International of International Education and co-author of Scholar Rescue in the Modern World.

Pictured above (left to right): Denise Benmosche, SRF Board member and Co-chair of the SRF Women's Leadership Committee and Thomas A. Russo, SRF Board member and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Institute of International Education Board of Trustees

Pictured above (left to right): Dr. Edward Guiliano, President and CEO of the New York Institute of Technology and Dr. Andrew Spielman, Fulbright alumnus and Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, New York University College of Dentistry.

Friends of IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund and the New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association gather for the Scholar Rescue in the Modern World Book Signing event.