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September 1, 2017
Science, Interrupted
Discover Magazine

War, conflict, and strife have uprooted researchers around the world. When these individuals are displaced, the fate of their life's work and their wealth of knowledge are also at risk. Through the stories of scholars from the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Discover's Jennifer Hattam explores the complex issues surrounding interrupted scholarship. The full text of this article is available only to Discover magazine subscribers. 

August 2, 2017
Joshua McKeown Mentors Physician-Educator from Myanmar
SUNY Oswego
 
As part of an IIE program called "Connecting with the World," Dr. Joshua McKeown, director of SUNY Oswego's Office of International Education and Programs, mentors physician, educator, and IIE-SRF alumnus from Myanmar, Dr. Myint Oo. The program is dedicated to helping Myanmar professionals acquire the foundational knowledge needed to develop and manage an international officein their home country.
 
July 20, 2017
Refugee Scientists Under the Spotlight
Physics World

Thousands of people are forced to flee war-torn regions every year, but the struggles of scientists who have to leave their homeland often goes under the radar. IIE-SRF is just one of many initiatives around the world helping these scientists to continue their work in safety.

June 20, 2017
Safe Harbor
Proto Magazine

Proto magazine interviewed IIE's President and CEO Allan Goodman, who oversaw the creation of IIE-SRF in 2002. The interview addresses the dangers scholars face today, how the organization connects with those in need, and ways in which institutions can help. 

June 20, 2017
She May Be the Most Unstoppable Scientist in the World
NPR

Forced to flee her native Yemen, IIE-SRF scholar Eqbal Dauqan conitinues to break boundaries as a highly accomplished female scientist. NPR shares more on her incredible journey.

May 22, 2017
Refugee Scientists: The Way Forward
The World Academy of Sciences

Fleeing conflict and war, refugee scientists often arrive in their new countries unrecognized and unemployed. A workshop co-organized by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) has produced a broad set of recommendations for supporting them.

April 28, 2017
The Scientists Who Had to Start Over: 'Five Years of my Career Have Been Wiped Out'
The Guardian

Many displaced academics and scientists aren't able to reach their full potential in their fields due to a lack of resources for threatened scholars. The Guardian explores the reasons why, with two IIE-SRF scholars offering their perspective. 

April 6, 2017
The Role of Science Diplomacy in International Crises: Syria as a Case Study
Science & Diplomacy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) organized a symposium titled “The Role of Science Diplomacy in International Crises: Syria as a Case Study” to discuss ways for the international science and technology communities to respond to crises and published their findings in Science & Diplomacy

February 7, 2017
Can American Universities Protect Democracy?
Huffington Post

This article from the Huffington Post offers the opinion of Ford Foundation Professor Frenando Reimers, as he explores how higher education is crucial to American democracy. 

January 19, 2017
Protecting Academic Freedom and Higher Education Academies in Crisis
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) quarterly newsletter Forum featured an article on IIE-SRF, discussing the program's history and its global impact. IIE-SRF has supported scholars from Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela. The article offers the perspective of various stakeholders within IIE-SRF, offering a view of the threats many scholars face, and the value added to host institutions through scholars sharing their knowledge.