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

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
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