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The conflict in Syria has become the 21st century’s worst humanitarian crisis. The numbers are staggering: Over 300,000 killed, close to 4.5 million refugees, more than 9 million internally displaced peoples. James King, Assistant Director of IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund talks about the impact of the current crisis on Syria’s higher education system and his participation in a recent workshop in Istanbul, Turkey on the topic of "Delivering Higher Education to Syrian Refugees." The workshop, organized by Al-Fanar Media in partnership with IIE and the Dutch NGO SPARK, brought together stakeholders from regional and international governments, UN bodies, local and international NGOs, universities, and Syrian students and professors, to share best practices and enhance coordination. 
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016 | Read More | Contact

The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is honored to partner with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation on its launch of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. With funding available beginning in summer 2016, the Initiative will allow up to 20 scientists and scholars who are under threat from political persecution and war to continue their research for two to three years at German universities and research institutions. IIE-SRF will provide partnering institutions with assistance in identifying and evaluating candidates, pre- and post-arrival advice, and transition support for scholars going off the fellowship. In addition, IIE-SRF will collaborate with the Humboldt Foundation and Scholars at Risk to organize events for German universities, with IIE-SRF in particular aiming to convey best practices in scholar rescue to German institutions. The launch of the Phillip Schwartz Initiative comes at a critical time when scholars around the world need sanctuary from persecution and violence more than ever.
IIE manager of the IIE Alumni Initiative, Aileen O’Donnell, shares how international exchange opportunities have fostered leadership, innovation, curiosity, and compassion through alumnus’ stories. Read about five distinguished alumni of scholarships managed or administered by IIE whose international experiences gave them the courage and knowledge to forge new discoveries and change the world.

Events & Deadlines
April 28-29, 2016 | IIE’s Headquarters in New York City | View Agenda & Register | Contact 

Featuring keynote speaker: Prince Talal bin Mohammad of Jordan

Convening partners from diverse sectors, the second annual IIE-SRF Forum will address the urgent need to support scholars who have been silenced at home by censorship, violence, and other human rights abuses. The 2016 Forum will give a platform to scholars to share their experiences and discuss several of the key crises of 2015. It will also explore the role of the university in responding to higher education emergencies and the impact of ISIL on academics.
Early Bird Discount Registration Date: March 25, 2016
Conference Dates: May 3-5, 2016 
Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa | Register | Contact

As members of IIE we are pleased to offer a discounted ticket. When registering, please choose "Discounted pass" and enter the code: GGDiscounted when requested. 

Going Global is an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss current issues. Since 2004, it has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event alternating between the UK and major international cities. 
This year’s overarching theme is ‘Building nations through connecting cultures’. The diverse range of conference sessions will consider the role of universities and the wider higher education sector in the process of nation-building. The sessions will consider the theme through three lenses:
1. Education policy: local priorities, national systems and global drivers
2. Economic development: skills, enterprise, research and innovation
3. Social cohesion and engagement: democracy, social justice and international relations

Early Bird Discount Registration Date: February 1, 2016 | Conference Dates: April 3-5, 2016 
Atlanta, GA | Register | Contact

The Fourth Annual Diversity Abroad Conference is an opportunity for International Educators and Diversity/Multicultural Professionals to align efforts to increase access to and support for diverse and underrepresented students in education abroad. In addition to the many exciting concurrent sessions & plenaries, Diversity Abroad has created space during the 2016 conference to encourage the continued exchange of ideas between the International Education and the Diversity/Multicultural Communities, including an Open Meeting for Diversity & Multicultural Professionals. For the most up-to-date details, please visit the conference schedule.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) would like to invite you to submit a proposal to host a 2016 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Summer Orientation. Scheduled throughout the month of August, the Fulbright FLTA orientations are designed to provide the Fulbright FLTA Grantees with an introduction to the academic and social cultures of U.S. institutions, a platform for networking with fellow FLTA Grantees and facilitation of their transition into the program before arriving at their host institution.  
For 2016, the Division of Foreign Fulbright Programs at IIE plans to select up to seven orientations that will accommodate between sixty to sixty-five Grantees each. Applicants are requested to administer a five-day program that will include two travel days and three core days. All applicants who intend to apply to host a Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation Program will be required to submit:
• A Proposal Narrative via an online survey
• A budget plan (figures inserted into a provided template) to FLTAEvents@iie.org 
• A program schedule (as per a provided template) to FLTAEvents@iie.org 
Please email Lauren Graves to request a copy of the official Request for Proposal and copies of all aforementioned required documents. You can also find the RFP on IIE’s Procurement website. The deadline for submission of all materials is Friday, February 12th. Please submit an expression of interest/intent via email at your earliest convenience, or by February 1st. After review, each applicant will be notified by March 11th if their application has been accepted or declined by IIE. 
We will host an informational webinar and Q&A session for any interested institutions on Thursday, February 4th. Long-time partner institutions and newly interested institutions are all encouraged to attend. Register online for the webinar
"German Higher Education Institutions and Their Training Strategies for a Changing Employment Market" 
Application Deadline: March 14, 2016 | Tour Dates: June 12 – June 18, 2016

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions, and funding agencies in the United States and Canada, as well as colleagues from the fields of education policy and politics to join us for our "Germany Today" Information Tour 2016. This year’s trip will focus on the initiatives of German Higher Education institutions to develop professional opportunities for its graduates at a national and international level. On this trip, the group will visit institutions in Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Darmstadt and Bonn. The program will be in English. Program-related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most meals) will be covered by DAAD.

North American participants in this program are typically senior administrators at leading universities in the U.S. and Canada (such as vice presidents for international affairs or heads of international offices), policy makers in federal and state/provincial governments or associations, and other experts in the higher education field.

DAAD’s information tour "Germany Today 2016" is designed to give participants both a broader overview of Germany’s higher education landscape and a more in-depth understanding of recent developments within individual institutions. Areas of discussion include funding opportunities, internationalization strategies, and the potential for co-operation between German and North American institutions. 




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