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The Beacon

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

September 15, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellow Innovates to Improve Wheelchair Mobility
  • “After IIE-SRF”: Alumni Profiles
  • 58 IIE-SRF Fellows Start the New Semester in 13 countries
August 25, 2016
  • My Art is My Home - Alef Magazine Interview
  • Syrian Alumna in Al-Fanar Media
  • Christie’s Hosts IIE-SRF Reception
  • Henry Jarecki Receives Major Honor
July 28, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellowship Applications due August 1
  • IIE-SRF Scholar-Artists Featured in Artsy
  • Christie’s Online Auction to Benefit IIE-SRF Now Open
July 15, 2016
  • #ChristiesforSRF Online Auction and Reception to Support IIE-SRF
  • IIE-SRF’s Iraq Distance Learning Initiative
  • Philipp Schwartz Initiative Opens 2nd Round of Applications
June 30, 2016
  • Partner Video Testimonial
  • Syrian Scholar’s Call to Action in Brookings Blog
  • IIE-SRF in Tweet Chat on Student Refugee Options
  • IIE-SRF Alumnus in the New York Times
June 16, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Featured in BBC
  • GoAbroad Awards Philanthropy Prize to IIE
  • Philipp Schwartz Initiative Selects Awardees
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Results
June 2, 2016
  • Host Partner Writes about IIE-SRF Forum Experience
  • New Research Voices in the News
  • Host Spotlight: Jordan
May 19, 2016
  • Video Testimonial from Host Partner
  • Brookings Panel on the Syrian Academy during Crisis
  • Times Higher Education on IIE-SRF and ISIL’s Impact on Academics
  • EAIE Features IIE-SRF Partnership
May 6, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Holds Second Forum
  • Washington Diplomat Features IIE-SRF Fellow
  • IIE-SRF at Brookings Institution Event on Syria
  • AAAS to Hold Symposium on Science Diplomacy
April 21, 2016
  • Gift to IIE-SRF in the Name of Beau Biden
  • Syrian Fellow at his Alma Mater
  • Gordon Brown on Syria’s Higher Education Crisis and Other Media Coverage
  • IIE Supports Syrian and Yemeni Students in the U.S.