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

August 28, 2015
  • Interview with IIE-SRF Director
  • Syrian Scholar Thrives in Maryland
  • York Accord
July 13, 2015
  • New reports on higher education during conflict and attacks on academic freedom
  • IIE-SRF on Turkey's elections
  • In memoriam
June 19, 2015
  • Window into Syrian Scholar's Work
  • Calls to Support Higher Education in Emergencies
  • IIE-SRF in VICE News
May 28, 2015
  • Release of Bread from Stones by Dr. Keith Watenpaugh
  • IIE Announces the Artist Protection Fund
  • IIE-SRF Host Partner Highlight
  • AMIDEAST Launches the Yemen Emergency Student Support Fund
May 15, 2015
  • IIE Releases the 2014 Annual Report
  • Military Use Risks Students' Lives
  • Academics in Iraq Continue to Suffer in IS-controlled Areas
May 1, 2015
  • Op-Ed: Protecting Scholars in Times of Terror
  • Unrest in Pakistan and Assassination of University Professor
  • Refugee Youth In Need of Higher Education
April 16, 2015
  • Drawings of Damascus
  • An Assault on Higher Education
  • Supporting Education in Crisis
March 27, 2015
  • Supporting higher education in crisis
  • a Balkan scholar's book on borders and identity
  • partners from Norway to Washington
February 26, 2015
  • Kenyan scholar's work focused on peace building among youth
  • Jordan's generous assistance supporting threatened scholars
  • IIE-SRF's top academic fields of study in 2014
February 6, 2015
  • IIE-SRF Chairman inducted to the Rutgers Board of Governors
  • Interview with Iraqi alumna
  • 80+ years partnering with Harvard University