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Yemen’s Higher Education Crisis: CMES Mohammed Almahfali is one of the speakers

“Yemen’s Higher Education Crisis” – the second webinar of the IIE-SRF Dialogues series – will focus on Yemen’s higher education emergency and its impact on university professionals. Scholars from Yemen who have directly experienced the crisis will share their stories and offer insights on the unique challenges facing Yemeni women academics.


March 25, 4 PM Swedish time.

It will feature:
James Robin King: IIE-SRF’s Director
Dr. Shaker Lashuel: AYAP board member
Dr. Mohammed Almahfali: IIE-SRF alumnus from Yemen and AYAP board member; currently based at Lund University’s Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies
Dr. Arwa Aleryani: formerly of Saba University in Sana’a, Yemen, currently an independent researcher in Canada
A Q&A session for participants

About IIE-SRF Dialogues: “Yemen’s Higher Education Crisis” is the second session of IIE-SRF’s 2021 webinar series IIE-SRF Dialogues. Webinars in this series explore the threats facing academics globally as well as the ongoing efforts to help these scholars resume their work and rebuild their lives and careers. These hour-long discussions feature IIE-SRF fellows and alumni, IIE-SRF partners, and other experts discussing the world’s most urgent higher education emergencies, key topics related to academic freedom, and best practices in assisting threatened and displaced scholars as identified by IIE-SRF and our Alliance partners. The first webinar, “Attacks on Higher Education,” was co-hosted by the Global Coalition to Prevent Education from Attack (GCPEA) and featured IIE-SRF alumnus Dr. Hasan Maridi of Yemen. 

About IIE-SRF: The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. IIE-SRF is committed to supporting Yemeni academics facing threats to their lives and careers and has awarded 100 academic fellowships to more than 70 of the country’s professors and researchers. In 2020, Yemeni scholars undertook IIE-SRF fellowships at host universities in 11 countries. Nearly two-thirds of these fellowships were undertaken within the Arab region.

More info here