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SRF Fellowship Announcement!

Fellowships for Threatened Academics:  The application deadline is January 31 2009.  Now available in French and Spanish...

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Free Inquiry At Risk

By The New School for Social Research

This keynote event moderated by Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Institute featured a panel of four SRF scholars from Zimbabwe, Belarus, Ethiopia and China.  The panel discussed the causes of persecution and suppresion of academic freedom worldwide and featured comments by SRF Chair, Dr. Henry Jarecki and Director of the ACLU National Security Project, Jameel Jaffer.  It took place at the New School For Social Research on 30th in NYC.

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Call for Applications: Due SEPT. 30th

UPDATED:  We are currently accepting requests for fellowship consideration at our next selection meeting. Download the call for applications flyer here.

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The Battle Still Rages: Attacks on Academic Freedom in the 21st Century

By The Scholar Rescue Fund

Please join IIE and SRF for a special symposium at Columbia University featuring SRF scholars from...

Akin Gump -- July 2008

On July 29th, the law offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP hosted a luncheon to raise awareness and support for SRF’s activities.

Lithuania -- June 2008

Deputy Executive Director, Sarah Willcox, traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania to participate in the Scholars-at-Risk network meeting and symposium, “Defending the University: Academic Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe” held at the European Humanities University.

IIE President and CEO Dr. Allan Goodman's Remarks at the 2008 World Congress

I appreciate very much the invitation to address this World Congress. The schools represented here make education accessible at a time when in many countries around the world it is becoming less so.

Scholar Rescue Fund panel at the New School

SRF and the New School for Social Science Research announced the creation of the annual SRF/New School fellowship to assist one distinguished scholar per year. The partnership was announced on February 7th at a New School panel discussion entitled “Endangered Scholars Worldwide” SRF fellows IRAN004 (Law/Human Rights), IRAQ087 (Archaeology) and ETHI024 (Economics) participated in the panel and spoke about their experiences under threat in their home countries and their grateful returns to academic activity.

1956 and Hungary: Saving Lives and Ideas

IIE President Allan Goodman and IIE European Office Director Chris Medalis took part in a conference commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, discussing IIE's program to assist students who fled Hungary at that time, in an effort that was a precursor to today's IIE Scholar Rescue Fund. Read more about the conference, including an anniversary booklet titled "Hungarian Refugee Students and United States Colleges and Universities: A Report on the Emergency Program to Aid Hungarian University Students in the U.S., 1956-1958."

Scholar Rescue Fund Honors Ethiopian Sculptor

A Scholar Rescue Fund recipient from Ethiopia was honored during a benefit showing of his latest work at New York's Chelsea Art Museum. Over 150 supporters enjoyed meeting the scholar and hearing remarks from SRF Chair Henry Jarecki and Co-Chair of the SRF Women's Leadership Committee Denise Benmosche, in whose honor a women's scholar chair has been named.