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October 15, 2018
Urgent need for joined-up support for threatened and displaced scientists worldwide
International Science Council

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.

October 3, 2018
IIE and Finland’s EDUFI Expand Partnership to Support Academics, Artists, and University Students from Conflict Regions
IIE

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.

September 17, 2018
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund’s Growing Effort to Support Yemeni Scholars
IIE Opening Minds Blog

The ongoing war in Yemen has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. With widespread violence, disease, hunger, and instability, education and scientific research have become practically unattainable. In short, Yemen is facing a higher education emergency.

September 11, 2018
Alumnus Azat Gundogan Joins Newly Enhanced Honors Program at FSU
Florida State University

Florida State University is implementing some important changes to enhance the Honors Program this fall. The program has named a new director and hired three new specialized honors faculty members, including IIE-SRF alumnus Azat Gundogan, a scholar of sociology from Turkey.

August 24, 2018
New Beginning for a Yemeni Scholar in Norway
Al-Fanar Media

After two years of waiting and expectation, Eqbal Dauqan, a Yemeni biochemist who has won international honors, has received a new opportunity to work and continue her research at the University of Agder in Norway. Late in 2015, Dauqan was awarded a scholarship sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to work in a Malaysian university for a year. 

July 30, 2018
How Should Higher Education Be Responding to Refugee and Migrant Crises?
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The gathering of roughly 120 academics and nonprofit officials kicked off a new Rutgers-based consortium called the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants. Its goal: to coordinate and scale up the patchwork of university programs assisting displaced people. Participants also want to change the narrative about those people at a moment of rising nationalism and xenophobia.

May 21, 2018
Supporting displaced scholars through the At-Risk & Refugee Scholar Membership Initiative
Global Young Academy

The Global Young Academy (GYA) published an overview of their recent activities working with at-risk and refugee scholars in GYA Connections. GYA's peer mentorship program connects these scholars with their counterparts in other countries in partnership with IIE-SRF, The World Academy of Sciences, Scholars At Risk, and other organizations.

May 18, 2018
Fellow Melissa Bilal of Turkey Co-Chairs Feminism & Armenian Studies Conference
Armenian Weekly
Armenian Weekly describes the April 7th conference “Feminist Interventions in Armenian Studies/Armenian Interventions in Feminist Studies” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), co-chaired by IIE-SRF Fellow Melissa Bilal. An ethnomusicologist and historian from Turkey, Dr. Bilal joined a group of women scholars from the US, Canada, the UK, and Armenia to discuss the intersection of feminism and Armenian history. The Dilenschneider Award sponsored the conference in conjunction with MIT and others.
May 2, 2018
IIE-SRF Scholar from India Speaks at Connecticut College Founder's Day
Connecticut College

To conclude Connecticut College's Founder's Day ceremony, Binalakshmi Nepram, the college’s Rescue Scholar-in-Residence, spoke about the work she has done as a human rights and disarmament activist in her home country of India, and how vital exposure to global education is for the next generation of peace advocates.

April 10, 2018
"Why Every University Should Take in Refugee Students and Scholars": Interview with IIE's Allan Goodman and Katherine Miller
Refugees Deeply

In an interview with Refugees Deeply, IIE's President & CEO Allan Goodman and IIE-PEER's Katherine Miller speak about current projects that aim either to help more refugee students access higher education or protect refugee scholars. Their conversation links major challenges such as documentation, funding, and language support for refugee students and scholars alike, particularly in relation to the Syrian refugee crisis.