News and Events

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

November 14, 2018
  • International Education Week 2018
  • Fellowship Outcomes in 2018
  • FAO's newest expert: Dr. Ahmad Sadiddin of Syria
  • Deutsches Haus honors IIE-SRF Chairman Emeritus Dr. Henry G. Jarecki
October 18, 2018
  • Dr. Amal Alachkar of Syria: 2018 IIE Global Changemaker
  • Alfred Brownell of Liberia: Inaugural Occupant of the IIE-SRF Beau Biden Chair
October 10, 2018
  • IIE-SRF receives State Department grant for Iraq Distance Learning Initiative
  • Dr. Amal Alachkar: 2018 IIE Global Changemaker
  • IIE-SRF On the Road: Switzerland, Canada, Belgium, and France; 
October 2, 2018
  • IIE and Finland’s EDUFI Expand Partnership to Support Academics, Artists, and University Students from Conflict Regions
September 12, 2018
  • Fall Semester Issue
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Awards Fellowships to 16 New Scholars from 9 Countries
August 15, 2018
  • Scholar Finds Safe Haven for Nuclear Physics Research
  • TWAS Publishes Article by IIE-SRF Assistant Director
  • RSVP: The New University in Exile Consortium
  • University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) Launches
July 23, 2018
  • Alumnus Wins Honorable Mention for the 2018 Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies
  • Fellow of Yemen on Universities' Responsibility to Support Displaced Scholars
  • IIE-SRF On the Road: Trieste, Italy – TWAS Hosts "Science International" Working Group
June 14, 2018
  • Scholars Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Ismael Ibraheem of Syria
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Awards Fellowships to 12 Scholars
  • University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants to Launch in July
  • Alumnus from Zimbabwe Receives Ph.D. from George Mason University
May 23, 2018
  • Iraqi Scholars in the Diaspora Deliver University Courses in Iraq through New IIE-SRF Initiative
May 17, 2018
  • 'Education under Attack 2018' Report Launches at IIE
  • IIE Recognized by Portuguese Government for Work with Displaced Students and Scholars
  • IIE PEER Expands Higher Education Opportunities for Displaced Students Worldwide
  • Fellow Sreang Heng Writes from Harvard about Justice in Cambodia