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Human rights committee seeks nominations for Scholars at Risk:

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Fellowship available for persecuted scholars

The University Committee on Human Rights Studies, with the support of President Lawrence H. Summers, has launched an initiative to assist scholars who face persecution in their home countries. Every year, the committee provides a Scholars at Risk fellowship for at least one persecuted scholar to come to Harvard for up to a year. The risk of persecution may be related to the scholar’s work, ethnicity, religion, or political opinions. Writers, public intellectuals, and scholars, from any discipline represented at Harvard are eligible, and will be hosted as visiting fellows in the appropriate academic department. An interdisciplinary faculty committee reviews nominations and selects the scholar.

Nominations for the fellowship are welcome from all members of the Harvard faculty. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, (Jan. 15). Nomination forms and details of the Scholars at Risk initiative including the selection committee are available at the University Committee’s Web site at Fellowship submissions may be sent to Molly Curren, coordinator of the University Committee on Human Rights Studies, by e-mail:; fax: (617) 495-4297; or post: Eliot 201A, Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138.