Press Release

Rescued Scholars Speak on Threats to Academic Freedom

The Battle of Ideas Still Rages:
Attacks on Academic Freedom in the 21st Century
Please join the IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) for this Columbia University sponsored symposium featuring IIE Vice-Chair & SRF Chairman Dr. Henry Jarecki, IIE Trustee & President of Columbia University Dr. Lee Bollinger, and SRF Board Member HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan. The event will begin with a welcome address by IIE's President Dr. Allan Goodman. The symposium will be moderated by Peter Ackerman, Chairman of Freedom House and will feature presentations on threats to academic freedom worldwide from six SRF scholars representing Belarus, China, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Zimbabwe. This event is open to the public.

Wednesday, September 24th 2008

Location: Lerner Hall - Rm C555
Columbia University, 2920 Broadway at 115th Street

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

This event is free and open to the public

Click here for more information about the September 24th SRF Symposium at Columbia or you can visit the NEW SRF website at


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IIE Experts

IIE experts on international education are available for interviews or speaking engagements.

Dr. Allan E. Goodman
President and CEO

Peggy Blumenthal 
Senior Counselor to the President