This week the journal Nature has published an article that features the work that IIE-SRF and partner organizations are performing in order to help scholar refugees all over the world. The article gives voice to three refugees that sought for asylum in Europe. We are very proud and encouraged by the article, but at the same time it remembers us all the work that still needs to be done. The journey does not finish when the refugees, which against all the odds, managed to get a position in Europe, so much work still is needed. The psychological shock of suddenly losing their lives in addition to the necessity of facing a new country, holds them for some time before they are able to deliver their full potential. On top of everything, once a position is found it is expected from them to get the same academic achievements than the rest of scholars/scientists, who are “more accustomed to the ways of Western science”. Projects such as..
If you couldn't make it and want to check out the thoughtful debate about what can we do about the refugee crisis? you have the opportunity to watch the replay in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vzG-KqXNjM THANKS SO MUCH TO THE SPEAKERS AND ORGANIZERS, GREAT..
Event Location Webinar (Global) on Wednesday February 15th at 11am. Ticketing URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-can-scholars-do-about-the-refugee-crisis-tickets-31217016938 Co-sponsors Marie Curie Alumni Association, EuroScientist. Confirmed speakers include: Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education Rose Anderson, Acting Director of Protection Services, Scholars at Risk Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General, Humboldt Foundation, promoter of the recently launched Philipp Schwartz Initiative Renata Suter, Head of Research, Kiron (Berlin, Istanbul), a mixed online-offline system to provide world-class education to displaced students The online roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Michele Catanzaro (Editorial Board, Euroscientist). Updates with the access link will be sent to the registered attendees before the event. Now more at..