October 11, 2023
The Institute of International Education unconditionally condemns the taking of civilian hostages and other acts of terrorism with the eruption of violence in Israel and Gaza. The tragic loss of innocent lives in another war is a loss that harms us all and makes the dream of peace ever more difficult to realize.
The safety of international exchange participants in the region remains our top priority today and in the weeks ahead. Over the longer term, we shall continue to support programs such as the IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East that connect people who are solving problems by working together.