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

May 6, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Holds Second Forum
  • Washington Diplomat Features IIE-SRF Fellow
  • IIE-SRF at Brookings Institution Event on Syria
  • AAAS to Hold Symposium on Science Diplomacy
April 21, 2016
  • Gift to IIE-SRF in the Name of Beau Biden
  • Syrian Fellow at his Alma Mater
  • Gordon Brown on Syria’s Higher Education Crisis and Other Media Coverage
  • IIE Supports Syrian and Yemeni Students in the U.S.
April 7, 2016
  • IIE-SRF in the BBC News and Other Media
  • DAAD-IIE Panel Explores Syrian Refugee Crisis and Higher Education
  • Art Event Honoring IIE-SRF Alumna
March 25, 2016
  • Special Edition: As Syrian Crisis Enters its 6th Year, Support for Scholars as Critical as Ever
March 10, 2016
  • Call to Make Syrian Professors Part of the Solution
  • Reminder to Register for the 2016 IIE-SRF Forum
  • March 2016 Selection Committee Results
February 26, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellow Co-Organizes Conference on Syria
  • Scholar Spotlight – Syria
  • Host Spotlight – University of Missouri
  • Dinner Held in IIE-SRF’s Honor
February 11, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellows Featured in New Journal
  • Scholar Spotlight – Serbia
  • News Roundup – IIE-CIMO Partnership
  • ESF Call for Applications
January 28, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Celebrates New Partnership with Finland
  • Chicago Tribune Features Syria Consortium Student
  • 2016 IIE-SRF Forum Registration Now Open
January 15, 2016
  • Reception to Celebrate New Partnership
  • Scholars Thrive with ELS
  • 17 First-Time Host Partners in 2015
  • IIE-SRF Website Revamped
December 17, 2015
  • Launch of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative
  • IIE-SRF Awards 1,000th Fellowship
  • Scholar Spotlight – Iraq
  • Fond Farewell to Martha Bloem