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

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
October 14, 2016
  • “After IIE-SRF”: Alumnus Teaches Islamic Studies
  • Host Spotlight: University of Gothenburg
  • IIE-SRF in The Atlantic
  • Call for Applications
September 30, 2016
  • “After IIE-SRF”: Russian Alumnus Studies Intergroup Conflict
  • PEER Launch
  • Syrian Alumnus Researches Climate Change
  • Jamiya Project Partnership
September 15, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellow Innovates to Improve Wheelchair Mobility
  • “After IIE-SRF”: Alumni Profiles
  • 58 IIE-SRF Fellows Start the New Semester in 13 countries
August 25, 2016
  • My Art is My Home - Alef Magazine Interview
  • Syrian Alumna in Al-Fanar Media
  • Christie’s Hosts IIE-SRF Reception
  • Henry Jarecki Receives Major Honor
July 28, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellowship Applications due August 1
  • IIE-SRF Scholar-Artists Featured in Artsy
  • Christie’s Online Auction to Benefit IIE-SRF Now Open
July 15, 2016
  • #ChristiesforSRF Online Auction and Reception to Support IIE-SRF
  • IIE-SRF’s Iraq Distance Learning Initiative
  • Philipp Schwartz Initiative Opens 2nd Round of Applications
June 30, 2016
  • Partner Video Testimonial
  • Syrian Scholar’s Call to Action in Brookings Blog
  • IIE-SRF in Tweet Chat on Student Refugee Options
  • IIE-SRF Alumnus in the New York Times