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The Beacon

The BEACON is a newsletter of the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) which features news items about innovative program initiatives and the academic achievements of rescued scholars. The newsletter also includes messages from IIE-SRF allies on why they have committed their essential resources: time, expertise, wisdom, and funding to the mission of rescuing threatened scholars and national academies.

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Previous Editions of the BEACON

December 14, 2017
  • "After IIE-SRF": Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Al Saidi of Iraq
  • Thank you to the first-time host institutions of Fall 2017
  • Selection Committee awards fellowships to new scholars from six countries
  • IIE-SRF scholars in the media
November 22, 2017
  • IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman writes on IIE delegation to Jordan
  • TWAS releases trailer for "Science in Exile"
  • IIE-SRF Director Sarah Willcox published in UNESCO Courier
  • IIE-SRF on the road from Chicago to the Dead Sea
November 10, 2017
  • IIE leads delegation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, host of the second most IIE-SRF scholars since 2002
November 3, 2017
  • Save the Date: IIE-SRF Forum will be held on March 9, 2018
October 19, 2017
  • IIE-SRF Alumna from Syria Presented with 2017 IIE Global Changemaker Award
October 13, 2017
  • IIE-SRF Fellows from Syria and Yemen interviewed on French and Malaysian radio
  • Save the date: IIE-SRF Forum March 9, 2018
  • Alumnus from Bangladesh publishes new book on international law
  • Scholars at Risk releases annual report on academic freedom 
October 9, 2017
  • "Science, Interrupted": Discover Magazine Features IIE-SRF Scholars from Iraq, Syria, and Yemen
September 22, 2017
  • Harvard's unwavering support for threatened scholars
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee awards fellowships to 15 new scholars
  • Alumna from Syria to receive IIE Global Changemaker Award at annual gala
  • Molecular Psychiatry journal publishes work of alumna from Syria
September 14, 2017
  • 50 IIE-SRF Fellows Begin the New Semester at Host Partners in 14 Countries
August 17, 2017
  • Scholars Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Housamedden Darwish of Syria
  • Cornell provides refuge for scholars under threat
  • IIE-SRF welcomes new host institutions for Summer 2017
  • Alumna from Syria to be honored at IIE Gala