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

January 22, 2015
  • Video testimonial from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Record number of host partners from Germany
  • New IIE Opening Minds blog post on higher education in emergencies
January 8, 2015
  • February 2 application deadline
  • IIE-SRF interview with Turkish media
  • press on higher education in the Middle East
  • GCPEA guidelines
December 18, 2014
  • Testimonial from CCS
  • IIE Report on the challenges of scholar rescue
  • The 2014 Times Higher Education Awards
November 13, 2014
  • Testimonial from NJCU
  • IIE-SRF Featured in the Press
  • An Emergency Fund for U.S.-Based Syrian Students
October 30, 2014
  • A Call for Moral Courage
  • Syrian Scholars Promote Preservation of  Syrian Culture and Access to Education
  • IIE-SRF in the Press
October 9, 2014
  • IIE Report on Syrian University Students and Scholars in Turkey
  • Last Chance to Register for the IIE-SRF Summit
  • IIE-SRF Named Times Higher Education's 2014 Charity Partner
September 25, 2014
  • IIE featured in The Huffington Post &
  • University World News
  • Call on Int'l Academic Community
  • Thank You IIE-SRF Iraq Project Team
September 10, 2014
  • The Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider Scholar Rescue Award in the Arts
  • IIE-SRF's Partnership with ELS
  • The 2014 IIE Gala
August 27, 2014
  • USC Fellow's Life-Changing Work
  • IIE's "From Camps to Campus" Pilot Program
  • IIE-SRF Scholar's Work on World War I
August 13, 2014
  • Invitation to the IIE-SRF Summit
  • Scholars Seeking Visiting Academic Positions
  • IIE-SRF at IAUP conference in Japan