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Program Impact Contributions to Teaching and Learning Academic Productivity Scholar Stories Reports gathered in 2010 from 152 Iraqi fellows found that they have, together, while on fellowship: “The Scholar Rescue Fund extended a generous offer that enabled me to resume my academic work in major American universities. There I met some of the best professors in the academic world, attended many conferences, and was able to write a book and continue my research. At the end of each contract, the Scholar Rescue Fund continued to assist me by contacting universities to offer me a position. I am very grateful for the kind help and attention I continue to receive.” 10,000 4,000 500 100 25 Taught over 10,000 Iraqi students, including 4,000 via distance learning Published more than 500 articles or books Participated in over 100 scientific research projects Presented more than 25 papers at academic conferences around the world A survey in 2011 of 184 alumni found that: 79% of alumni are currently affiliated and engaged in academic work in either a university or college When asked about current work: 71% of scholars responded that they are involved in research 51% of scholars are teaching or training 40% of scholars are currently writing and publishing 69% of scholars published between one and five peer-reviewed academic journal articles since the completion of the Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowship 38% of alumni reported teaching between 60 and 200 students per year The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual Devotional Practices in Pakistan and India, by Shemeem Burney Abbas, Scholar Rescue Fund Fellow. Foreword by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, University of Texas Press, 2002. Abdul Sattar Jawad Scholar Rescue Fund Fellow Professor of Comparative Studies and Middle Eastern Studies Duke University “While on fellowship at Indiana UniversityPurdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI), I advanced my career in terms of writing and Hosting Faculty Praise publications and, more importantly, had the chance to reflect on the factors that led “I have witnessed an amazing atmosphere to the violence in Kenya. The time I spent in created by this scholar in the typically indif- peace and away from conflict allowed me ferent classroom at this large university. It to realize that violence begets violence, and is as if these students are waking up! They the only way to curb violence is to resolve are fascinated by his ability to explain com- conflict within ourselves and with other plex concepts. One student said to me, ‘He individuals or groups. These realizations is really a kind of Renaissance man, he have enormously improved my relations knows so much in so many areas!’” with others on public and private levels. Without the Scholar Rescue Fund fellow“We have had many visiting scholars come ship, I might have become bitter, unforgiving, through our office. Most, if not all, are per- and therefore violent. My post-fellowship fectly delightful colleagues. But [he] is head life is much more fulfilling than before, and and shoulders above others.” I have since engaged in conflict management. Indeed, the Scholar Rescue Fund is truly a “I am impressed by [the scholar’s] devotion legacy of rescue and a beacon of hope.” to working with the students. They seem to Eunice Karanja Kamaara really enjoy the class and the experience of Scholar Rescue Fund Fellow working so closely with a scholar whose Professor of Religious Studies knowledge of the issue is so intense and Moi University, Kenya whose personal experience is so dramatic.” 7 http://www.scholarrescuefund.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Report: The Rescue of Science and Learning

Messages and Reflections
History of Rescue
At a Glance
Program Impact
Fellowship Recipients
Ten Scholars
Host Partners
Iraq Scholar Rescue Project
Fellowship Process
The Fellowship
Impact on Host Campuses
Visiting Lectures
Scholars at Work

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Report: The Rescue of Science and Learning