IIE Syria Efforts in the News

The articles and interviews below spotlight the students and scholars who have been helped by the IIE Syria Consortium, and the campuses who are taking part in these initiatives:

Supporting Women's Leadership for a Post-Conflict Syria

Aleppo to the Ivy League

Jusoor-IIE Partnership Brings 18 Syrian Women to American and Canadian Universities

Syrian Student: I knew I could never move forward without HE

HuffPost:Refugee Violist Who Left Syria for U.S. Now Plays Music For Peace

Inc.com: University of the People is giving refugees a chance to reach their full potential without paying a dime

Journal Star: Syrian students find hope in education Monmouth College

Monmouth College: Shaker honored at White House ceremony

The Davis Enterprise: "Building support for Syria’s best, brightest refugees"

CBC News: "Syria's 'academic refugees' find safe haven on U.S. campuses — for now"

The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Syrian Students Contend With Growing Anti-Refugee Rhetoric"

Providence Journal: "In Rhode Island, two voices from Syria"

Daily Trojan: "Providing refuge for Syrian refugee scholars and students is a moral issue"

Daily Review Atlas: "Syrian College Student, Violinist Shares Stories from War-Torn Nation"

Chronicle of Higher Education: "Fleeing a Brutal War, Syrian Students Find Opportunity in Rural Illinois"

University World News: "Syria - The Devastation of Conflict for Students and Scholars"

The Record: "NJ colleges offer lifeline to Syrian scholars"

Richard Heffner’s Open Mind (WNET): "Saving Lives, Saving Knowledge"
with guests Mark Angelson and Allan E. Goodman

Want to Save Syrian Refugees? Help Them Go to College.

Syria Deeply: "A Syrian Scholar in Exile"

Al-Fanar: "Some Academics Want to 'Get Off the Sidelines' to Help Syrians"

Nature Magazine: "We Must Preserve Syria's Scientific Assets"

University World News: "Ideas and Support to Save Higher Education in Syria"

Chicago Tribune: "Preserving Syria’s Intellectual Capital"

Chronicle of Higher Education: "International Support Mobilizes for Syrian Academics Caught in Civil War"

University World News: "Higher Education Mounts Rescue Effort for Syrian Students, Scholars"

Inside Higher Education: "Safe Haven for Syrian Scholars"


Background on the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis and related articles:

In Portugal, Ban urges end of ‘horrible’ war in Syria in meeting with Syrian students

University World News: Higher Education Has Key Role in Integrating Refugees

The Pendulum: "Reaching out to Syria: Despite state refusal, student group fights for refugee rights in N.C."

World Education News & Review: "The Importance of Higher Education for Syrian Refugees"

The Times Higher Education: "Keeping the doors open to international students"

The Times Higher Education: "Refugees from Syria Excluded from Lebanese Universities"

Emergency Support for Students from Syria

IIE and Partners Join with Global Platform to Expand Emergency Assistance for Syrian Students Around the World (2013)

IIE Consortium Commits to Emergency Support for Syrian Students and Scholars; 33 Organizations Worldwide Commit over $1.3 Million (2012)

Commitment to Action Announced at Clinton Global Initiative (2012)

Syrian Students for a better future: A Blog by Syrian Students who were Admitted in Illinois Institute of Technology-Jusoor Initiative


IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund:

Scholar Rescue Fund Website

Leaders Magazine: "Saving Lives, Saving Knowledge - An Interview with Dr. Allan E. Goodman."

Scholar Rescue Fund in the New York Times

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