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New Futures: Rescuing Refugee Students + Scholars is an Investment in Our Future

Trevon James July 13, 2022

Student and scholar rescue is a critical component of humanitarian aid. After basic needs (food, water, shelter, health), the priority must be reconnecting and placing displaced persons in safe communities to continue their education. Capital investments are necessary to provide this assistance and to support scholarships and partnerships. This is an investment in the future that will produce generations of societal return. Socially conscious investors can help to shape the New Futures of tomorrow’s leaders, teachers, scientists and entrepreneurs – individuals who will one day return home to rebuild their communities. The Institute of International Education (IIE) has convened an extensive network of partner institutions to rescue students and scholars in crisis for more than 100 years. Rescue efforts require collaboration between public, private and philanthropic organizations. This session will provide insight into IIE’s efforts and a call for renewed collaboration between investors, institutions, and philanthropists to support New Futures for the increasing number of refugees caught in crisis.



Meta Themes

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Advance Democracy


Shaping the Future, Humanitarianism, Economic Impact, and Higher Education

Purpose and Desired Outcome

IIE is looking to further the dialogue on what it means to deliver humanitarian assistance by looking at investments that shape our futures. The desired outcome is a reframe of humanitarian work – one that better incorporates education and planning for the future, and enables new partnerships that allow IIE and our network to support more refugee students, scholars, and artists.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Government

  • Academia


  • NameJason Czyz
  • TitleCo-President
  • OrganizationInstitute of International Education
  • StatusInvited
  • NameNina Smith
  • TitleSenior Vice President, Chief Philanthropy Officer
  • OrganizationInstitute of International Education
  • StatusInvited
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