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

October 22, 2015
  • IIE-SRF's Syria Efforts Featured
  • Iraqi Scholar Lecture on ISIS
  • Syrian Scholar Interviewed
  • IIE-SRF Alumna's Work Honored
October 8, 2015
  • Former President of Tikrit University Honored
  • Syrian Scholars Making an Impact
  • IIE-SRF Featured in Inside Higher Ed
  • Art Event Hosted by IIE-SRF
September 24, 2015
  • University of Alberta Helps Syrians
  • IIE-SRF Scholar Highlight: Azerbaijan
  • IIE-SRF in the News
  • Alumnus Book Release
September 15, 2015
  • Alumnus leads innovations in malaria detection
  • Coverage of Syrian refugee crisis
  • Scholar spotlight
  • Farewell to Daniela Kaisth
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