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 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
December 4, 2015
  • IIE-SRF Co-Organizes Workshop in Istanbul
  • IIE-SRF Fellow Writes on Climate Change Summit
  • USC Graduate Senate Endorses IIE Syria Consortium
  • Scholar Spotlight-Syria
November 19, 2015
  • IIE-SRF Fellow Awarded Innovation Prize
  • Scholar Spotlight
  • Featured Host Institution: Philadelphia University
November 5, 2015
  • Alumna Speaks on Rebuilding Syria
  • IIE in The Atlantic
  • DRC Alumnus Publishes Legal Paper
  • Save the Date for the 2nd Annual IIE-SRF Forum