2018 IIE-SRF FORUM On March 9th the 2018 IIE-SRF Forum ‘Protecting Scholarship + Promoting Partnership’ took place in the IIE-SRF headquarters in New York. This year’s forum was focused on promoting new partnerships in order to further help and protect threatened scholars worldwide. The day-long event held astonishing panels of speakers, from human rights defenders to government representatives and philanthropies. In addition, we had the opportunity to hear the voices and life-experiences of several rescued scholars, who gave us a lesson of dignity and professionalism. Interesting questions and tearful statements were raised, "Why don’t we have a governmental ministry of peace" - Indian scholar; "We had to exit from our country but our country didn’t exit from us" – Yemeni scholar. By the end of the scholar panel, we felt grateful to have a foundation like Scholar Rescue Fund fighting every day to rescue threatened..