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

August 15, 2018
  • From Yemen to Italy: Scholar Finds Safe Haven for Nuclear Physics Research
  • TWAS Publishes In Flight from War: The Journey of At-Risk Scientists, ft. article by IIE-SRF Assistant Director
  • RSVP: The New University in Exile Consortium – September 6th at The New School
  • University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) Launches at Rutgers University
July 23, 2018
  • Alumnus Wins Honorable Mention for the 2018 Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies
  • Fellow Mustafa Bahran of Yemen on Universities' Responsibility to Support Displaced Scholars, at AAAS Symposium
  • IIE-SRF On the Road: Trieste, Italy – TWAS Hosts "Science International" Working Group
June 14, 2018
  • Scholars Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Ismael Ibraheem of Syria
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Awards Fellowships to 12 Scholars
  • University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants to Launch in July
  • Alumnus from Zimbabwe Receives Ph.D. from George Mason University
May 23, 2018
  • Iraqi Scholars in the Diaspora Deliver University Courses in Iraq through New IIE-SRF Initiative
May 17, 2018
  • 'Education under Attack 2018' Report Launches at IIE
  • IIE Recognized by Portuguese Government for Work with Displaced Students and Scholars
  • IIE PEER Expands Higher Education Opportunities for Displaced Students Worldwide
  • Fellow Sreang Heng Writes from Harvard about Justice in Cambodia 
April 26, 2018
  • Alumna Calls for International Community to Involve Syrian Faculty in Support Programming for Displaced Students
April 12, 2018
  • Physics Today spotlights four IIE-SRF scientists
  • Thank you to the first-time host institutions of Winter 2018
  • Selection Committee awards fellowships to new scholars from six countries
  • “Science in Exile” documentary premieres at IIE-SRF Forum
March 29, 2018
  • IIE-SRF Hosts Third Forum on Partnerships in Support of Threatened and Displaced Scholars
January 23, 2018
  • IIE-SRF: 2017 in Review  
December 14, 2017
  • "After IIE-SRF": Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Al Saidi of Iraq
  • Thank you to the first-time host institutions of Fall 2017
  • Selection Committee awards fellowships to new scholars from six countries
  • IIE-SRF scholars in the media