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2016 IIE-SRF Forum

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Forum: Scholar Voices and University Action

The 2016 IIE-SRF Forum convened partners from diverse sectors—including higher education, human rights, government, and philanthropy—to address the urgent need to support scholars around the world who have suffered under repression and conflict. The Forum included panels on which IIE-SRF fellows reflected on their experiences in 2015, partnering universities explored effective responses to the causes and consequences of scholar persecution, and regional experts examined the impact of the Islamic State (ISIL) on academics.

Institute of International Education Announces $1 Million Donation in Honor of Former DE Attorney General, Beau Biden

At a ceremony today in Wilmington, Delaware, the chairman of the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), Mark Angelson, announced a $1 million gift in honor of Beau Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware who passed away in May of 2015.

The endowment, made possible through an anonymous donation, will enable IIE-SRF to rescue one scholar in danger each year in perpetuity, as part of the organization’s work to ensure that there will always be a place where persecuted academics can find safe haven.

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Respect Civilian Nature of Schools and Universities

In a press release, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) called States to act to deter the military use of schools and universities. The Use of schools and univesities for military purpose during conflict by armed forces and non-state ared groups endangers students and their education.

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Launch event for “Education Under Attack 2014”

By Mark A. Angelson

Mr. Mark A. Angelson, Treasurer of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Chairman of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), provided a welcome presentation at the occasion of the launch of Education Under Attack 2014 - a report released by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

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IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Receives Gifts to Rescue Threatened Art Scholars

Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider Scholar Rescue Award will provide life-saving fellowships to threatened scholars in the arts.

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Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry

By Samantha Power

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations highlights IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund during her lecture on “Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry” at The New School.

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El Hassan bin Talal Annual Lecture in Post-war Recovery and Development

By Dr. Allan Goodman

Dr. Allan Goodman discusses the importance of IIE-SRF's work in his speech "On the Rescue of Science of Learning". The speech took place at the University of York as part of the El Hassan bin Talal Annual Lecture in Post-war Recovery and Development.

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Right to Quality Education

December 10, 2013 | Please join Education International, Global Campaign for Education, International Council for Adult Education, Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund and Open Society Foundations to a reception highlighting the Right to Quality Education.

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Women's International Network (WIN) Conference

IIE- Scholar Rescue Fund in collaboration with Rutgers University Institute of Women's Leadership and the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs hosted the first Women's Leadership Network (WIN) Conference at Rutgers University. Mark Angelson, Allan Goodman, Amy Brandt and Joanna Regulska discuss the importance of the conference.

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IIE-Scholar Rescue Fund Receives MESA's 2013 Academic Freedom Award

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF) conferred its 2013 Academic Freedom Award upon IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF)

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