The BEACON Newsletter

The BEACON is the email 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 partners 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:

October 18, 2018

Dr. Amal Alachkar of Syria: 2018 IIE Global Changemaker

Alfred Brownell of Liberia: Inaugural Occupant of the IIE-SRF Beau Biden Chair

 

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October 10, 2018

IIE-SRF receives State Department grant for Iraq Distance Learning Initiative

Dr. Amal Alachkar: 2018 IIE Global Changemaker

IIE-SRF On the Road: Switzerland, Canada, Belgium, and France


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October 2, 2018
IIE and Finland’s EDUFI Expand Partnership to Support Academics, Artists, and University Students from Conflict Regions

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September 12, 2018
Fall Semester Issue
IIE-SRF Selection Committee Awards Fellowships to 16 New Scholars from 9 Countries

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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

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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

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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

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May 23, 2018
Iraqi Scholars in the Diaspora Deliver University Courses in Iraq through New IIE-SRF Initiative

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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

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April 26, 2018
Alumna Calls for International Community to Involve Syrian Faculty in Support Programming for Displaced Students

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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

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March 29, 2018
IIE-SRF Hosts Third Forum on Partnerships in Support of Threatened and Displaced Scholars

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January 23, 2018
IIE-SRF: 2017 in Review

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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

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November 22, 2017
IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman writes on IIE delegation to Jordan
TWAS releases trailer for "Science in Exile"
IIE-SRF Director Sarah Willcox published in UNESCO Courier
IIE-SRF on the road from Chicago to the Dead Sea

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November 10, 2017
IIE leads delegation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, host of the second most IIE-SRF scholars since 2002

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November 3, 2017
Save the Date: IIE-SRF Forum will be held on March 9, 2018

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October 19, 2017
IIE-SRF Alumna from Syria Presented with 2017 IIE Global Changemaker Award

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October 13, 2017
IIE-SRF Fellows from Syria and Yemen interviewed on French and Malaysian radio
Save the date: IIE-SRF Forum March 9, 2018
Alumnus from Bangladesh publishes new book on international law
Scholars at Risk releases annual report on academic freedom 

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October 9, 2017
"Science, Interrupted": Discover Magazine Features IIE-SRF Scholars from Iraq, Syria, and Yemen

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September 22, 2017
Harvard's unwavering support for threatened scholars
IIE-SRF Selection Committee awards fellowships to 15 new scholars
Alumna from Syria to receive IIE Global Changemaker Award at annual gala
Molecular Psychiatry journal publishes work of alumna from Syria

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September 14, 2017
50 IIE-SRF Fellows Begin the New Semester at Host Partners in 14 Countries

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August 17, 2017
Scholars Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Housamedden Darwish of Syria
Cornell provides refuge for scholars under threat
IIE-SRF welcomes new host institutions for Summer 2017
Alumna from Syria to be honored at IIE Gala

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July 14, 2017
Liberian scholar brings his legal expertise to Northeastern University
IIE-SRF alumnus presents at a neuroscience symposium in Spain
Allan Goodman, IIE President and CEO, receives award from IAUP
IIE-SRF scholar brings Syrian culture to Saskatoon, Canada

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