IIE PEER Forum 2019

The Institute of International Education's Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE PEER) will host its first annual forum on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in New York City.

With the growing accessibility gap in education in emergencies, we invite experts to join together to build a just and equitable future for displaced and refugee students. This event will explore partnership and scholarship building in higher education as well as navigating communications within the field.

See the full schedule of events below!

For questions, please reach out to peer@iie.org.

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Keynote Speaker: Ekhlas Ahmed; Educator, Human Rights Activist, Delegate to the Refugee Congress
For Refugees, By Refugees: Leveraging Education to Support Younger Generations. Featuring: UN Secretary General's Process to Study on Youth, Project Refugee, Campbell County School District, Minnesota State University
Barriers to Higher Education: IIE PEER University Admission Pilots Around the World. Featuring: IRIS, IIE PEER PREP, SYE
 Building Successfull Partnerships in Higher Education in Emergencies. Featuring JICUF, Kiron, UNHCR
Ethical Considerations in Building Scholarship Programs for Displaced and Refugee Students. Featuring: Bard College Berlin, Habesha Project, Wilfrid Laurier University
Communicating the Crisis: Telling the Story of Higher Education in Emergencies. Featuring: UNHCR, Network for Refugee Voices
Fireside Chat: George Rupp with Allan Goodman
Why Higher Education for Displaced Students Matters. Keynote presented by John Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University

Ticket Information:

To attend the Forum, there are two ticket options:

  1. free or
  2. donation based

We strongly suggest donating $10 towards your ticket to support the activities of an institution committed to innovative and effective scholarship delivery for displaced students from countries of crisis.

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:15

Opening Remarks: Maxmillian Angerholzer, Executive Vice President, IIE 

9:15-9:45

Keynote Address: Ekhlas Ahmed;  Educator, Human Rights Activist, Delegate to the Refugee Congress

9:45-10:00

Coffee and Networking Break

10:00-11:00

For Refugees, By Refugees: Leveraging Education to Support Younger Generations

11:00-12:00

Barriers to Higher Education: IIE PEER University Admission Pilots Around the World

12:00-1:30

Lunch and Networking Break

Plenary given by Helena Barocco, Diplomatic Adviser to President Jorge Sampaio; 
Global Platform for Syrian Students 

1:30-3:00

Breakout Sessions

 

I. How to Build Successful Partnerships in Higher Education

 

II. Scholarship Building: Ethical Consideration in Building Scholarship Programs for Displaced and Refugee Students

 

III. Communicating the Crisis: Telling the Story of Higher Education in Emergencies

3:00-3:30

Coffee and Networking Break

3:30-4:30

Fireside Chat: Allan Goodman, President and CEO, IIE speaks with Dr. George Rupp, President Emeritus, International Rescue Committee, Columbia University, and Rice University

4:30-5:00

Closing Remarks: Why Higher Education for Displaced Students Matters. Presented by John Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University

5:00-7:00

Closing Reception