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GREET Webinar: Scholars with refugee background – How to create sustainable career paths?: March 14, 2019

This webinar on March 14th from GREET focuses on a central issue that is linked to all scholarship schemes providing support for threatened scholars to continue their career in a safe environment: the post-scholarship options. As the scholarship is inevitably limited only to a certain period, the question of the long-term career perspective plays an essential role in overall success of the support measures.

"Treasures of New York: Institute of International Education" Airs on February 28

"Treasures of New York: Institute of International Education" traces the 100-year history of this distinguished organization, shedding light on its major accomplishments to promote international education and empower the global exchange of ideas.

IIE Celebrates Centennial

The Institute of International Education (IIE) celebrated its 100-year anniversary with its 2019 summit at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building, and by recognizing The Right Honourable Gordon Brown with the Henry Kaufman Prize.

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A New York Treasure

100 years of the Institute of International Education, a true “Treasure of New York.”

In honor of IIE's Centennial celebration, IIE president and CEO Allan E. Goodman spoke with MetroFocus about IIE's long legacy of scholar rescue.

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A Beacon of Hope for Academia During the Forced Migration Crisis

By Desiree Halpern and James R. King

In IIE's Centennial Issue of the IIE Networker, IIE-SRF staff address the unprecedented forced migration crisis that is signficantly impacting global higher education. They explain, "We are committed to remaining a beacon of hope for vulnerable scholars, so that their life’s work, and their lives, are not lost."

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Where Refugee Scholars, Artists and Activists Find Safety and Thrive

By Barbara Crossette

Since its founding, the Scholar Rescue Fund reports that it has supported more than 770 scholars, cultural leaders and activists from 59 nations, placing them at over 390 partner institutions in 44 countries worldwide. This year for the first time, the fund is sharing data publicly about the accomplishments  of the range of people it has steered into new lives. In 2018, these rescued refugees reported among them 191 books and articles published, 217 lectures or presentations delivered and 105 students’ studies supervised by them in numerous institutions.

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Northeastern Scholar, Liberian Land Rights Lawyer, Awarded Biden Chair Appointment

By Molly Callahan

Brownell has been creating a land security index that ranks how well governments are protecting land rights for their citizens. He recently received an award that will ensure his safety, protect his legal work in perpetuity, and help him continue that work. The chair was created in 2016 to honor the legacy of Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware.

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Urgent need for joined-up support for threatened and displaced scientists worldwide

There is a growing recognition of the need for the international scientific community to address the number of threatened, displaced and refugee scientists worldwide, according to a special session organized by the International Science Council (ISC), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the 2018 World Social Science Forum in Fukuoka, Japan.

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IIE and Finland’s EDUFI Expand Partnership to Support Academics, Artists, and University Students from Conflict Regions

On September 18th, 2018, IIE and Finland's EDUFI expanded their partnership to support displaced scholars, university students, and artists through IIE-SRF, IIE PEER, and the Artist Protection Fund.

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Carleton to Host "Dangerous Scholars" Panel Featuring IIE-SRF Fellows

On September 19th, Carleton University will host a welcome event to honor two scholars, Mustafa Bahran and Rahim Surkhi. The professors are part of the Scholars at Risk program and their appointments were arranged in partnership with IIE-SRF. The scholars will participate in a panel, "Dangerous Scholars," and will discuss their perilous journeys to Carleton and their academic backgrounds. The panel will be moderated by Emily Borzcik, senior program officer of IIE-SRF.

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