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

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
July 14, 2017
  • Liberian scholar brings his legal expertise to Northeastern University
  • IIE-SRF alumnus presents at a neuroscience symposium in Spain
  • Allan Goodman, IIE President and CEO, receives award from IAUP
  • IIE-SRF scholar brings Syrian culture to Saskatoon, Canada
July 11, 2017
  • "She May be the Most Unstoppable Scientist in the World": NPR Features IIE-SRF Scholar from Yemen
June 30, 2017
  • Special Feature: Finland Welcomes IIE-SRF Fellows through a Partnership with the Finnish National Agency for Education
June 16, 2017
  • Finland becomes 43rd IIE-SRF hosting country
  • IIE-SRF Chairman elected vice chair of Rutgers Board of Governors
  • Recommendations from TWAS workshop on refugee scientists
  • Results from the 75th IIE-SRF Selection Committee
May 5, 2017
  • The Guardian Features IIE-SRF
  • Launch of "Scholar Support Initiative"
  • Edraak Scholarship Granted to IIE-SRF Scholar
  • IIE-SRF at Campus Events 
March 23, 2017
  • IIE-SRF Alumni Create Online Courses for Displaced Medical Students
  • “After IIE-SRF”: Bangladeshi Legal Scholar Returns
  • Science Diplomacy on IIE-SRF
  • PEER Launch
  • "IIE-SRF on the Road"