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

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" 
March 3, 2017
  • Results of 74th IIE-SRF Selection Committee
  • “Scholars Breaking Boundaries”: Syria
  • Iraqi Fellow’s Art Exhibit
  • Nature Magazine Features IIE-SRF 
January 30, 2017
  • “Scholars Breaking Boundaries”: Yemen
  • Free Speech Series at Pomona College to Feature IIE-SRF Scholars
  • IIE-SRF Co-Authors an Article in LASA Forum
January 5, 2017
  • CBC News on Syrian Professor in Saskatoon
  • IIE-SRF Applications Due January 9
  • "Scholars Breaking Boundaries": Iraq
December 15, 2016
  • Science Op-Ed by Allan Goodman
  • Updates on IIE-SRF Partnerships in Germany
  • Call for IIE-SRF Applications
December 2, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellow Describes Escape from Mosul to Indiana
  • In Memoriam: Ruth Gruber
  • IIE-SRF Chairman Honored with Rutgers’ Leadership Award
November 17, 2016
  • Save a Scholar on Giving Tuesday
  • Scholar Spotlight: Iraq
  • Host Country Spotlight: Canada
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Results
October 28, 2016
  • “After IIE-SRF”: Congolese Alumnus Promotes Democracy
  • Collaboration with Edraak
  • NJ Monthly Features IIE-SRF
  • Academic Freedom Event at The New School