2016 IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Forum

November 1, 2017 April 29, 2016 New York, NY

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Forum 2016: Scholar Voices and University Action

When: Friday, April 29, 2016

Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017

The 2016 IIE-SRF Forum will convene partners from diverse sectors—including higher education, human rights, government, and philanthropy—to address the urgent need to support scholars around the world who have suffered under repression and conflict. The Forum will include panels on which IIE-SRF fellows will reflect on their experiences in 2015, partnering universities will explore effective responses to the causes and consequences of scholar persecution, and regional experts will examine the impact of the Islamic State (ISIL) on academics. We look forward to hearing their contributions and honoring outstanding individuals and institutions among our dynamic community of partners.


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Friday, April 29, 2016

  • 8:00AM | Coffee & registration
  • 9:00AM | Welcome/opening remarks
  • 9:15AM | Panel I: “2015 in Review: Scholar Voices”
  • 11:00AM | Break
  • 11:20AM | Keynote speaker introduction
  • 11:30AM | Keynote address
  • 11:50AM | Questions following keynote speech
  • 12:05PM | Presentation of awards
  • 12:45PM | Lunch
  • 1:45PM | Break
  • 2:15PM | Panel II: “The Impact of ISIL on Academics”
  • 3:30PM | Break
  • 4:00PM | Panel III: “The Role of the University in Supporting Persecuted Scholars and Responding to National Academies in Crisis”
  • 5:15PM | Closing remarks & networking reception


Register Here


IIE-SRF Forum: $75
IIE-SRF Forum – Student: $25

Note: University professionals are invited to bring another university professional at no extra charge. If registering for this two-for-one fare, please put the name, university affiliation and email of the second participant in the comment field. IIE-SRF fellows and alumni can attend at no charge and should contact Janet Hoyte at SRF_Forum@iie.org directly to register.