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May 17, 2016
Higher Education in Syria: Protecting Academia Amid Civil War
Brookings Institution

The war in Syria has generated the 21st century’s worst humanitarian crisis, with a devastating impact on professors, university students, and the country’s education sector. On May 17, 2016, the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education hosted a panel discussion on “Higher Education in Syria: Protecting Academia Amid Civil War,” which explored the impact of the Syrian crisis on higher education, and the broader political and security implications for higher education in conflict settings. The panel included an IIE-SRF fellow from Syria; Dr. Rochelle Davis, his Georgetown University host; IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman; and the director of Brookings’ Center for Universal Education.

April 29, 2016
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.

April 8, 2016
Institute of International Education Announces $1 Million Donation in Honor of Former DE Attorney General, Beau Biden
Institute of International Education

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.

May 12, 2015
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.

February 27, 2014
Launch event for “Education Under Attack 2014”
Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)

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).

February 27, 2014
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Receives Gifts to Rescue Threatened Art Scholars
Institute of International Education

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

January 30, 2014
Protecting Scholars and the Right to Free Inquiry
The New School

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.

January 15, 2014
El Hassan bin Talal Annual Lecture in Post-war Recovery and Development
The University of York

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.

December 5, 2013
Right to Quality Education
IIE-SRF Co-Sponsored Event

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.

October 27, 2013
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.