A Call for Moral Courage at IIE’s Inaugural Scholar Rescue Fund Summit

On October 24, 2014, the inaugural Scholar Rescue Fund Summit brought together IIE-SRF fellows and partners from the human rights, higher education, governmental, and non-governmental sectors to explore new opportunities to combat scholar persecution and its international consequences. Panelists examined sources of persecution, the impact of repression and conflict on higher education, and the resources available to respond to a global need. Michael H. Posner reflected on John F. Kennedy’s timeless call for moral courage and encouraged participants to "think beyond the obvious" in collective action. We thank all who participated and look forward to working with long-standing partners and engaging new ones as discussions continue long past the Summit’s closing remarks.

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