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

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
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