Visiting Fellows Program

Through its Visiting Fellows Program, the Human Rights Program (HRP) has sought to give individuals with a demonstrated commitment to human rights an opportunity to engage with the human rights community at Harvard Law School (HLS). Each year, the Visiting Fellows Program forms a critical part of creating a human rights community at HLS. HRP hosts colloquium lunches throughout the season.

Applicants may come from a range of backgrounds and with varying academic and professional experiences in the field of human rights. Visiting Fellows commonly come from academic institutions, but a number of fellows have also come from the judiciary and other branches of government. Typically, fellows have come from outside the United States and are individuals with extensive experience. Mid-career applicants are also common, and on occasion, fellows have included more junior individuals in the field with the capacity and interest to develop as teachers or advocates. 

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship fund supports fellows from the Global South.

Currently, we are hosting two individuals through the fellowship program, both of whom are supported by the Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship fund:

  • Godfrey Odongo is a Senior Program Officer with the Human Rights Program at the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz is the United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Learn more about Godfrey Odongo and Victor Madrigal-Borloz on our current fellows page.

At this time, we will not be inviting applications for the 2021-2022 visiting fellowship program. Further information about future invitations will be posted here.

If you have any additional questions, please be in touch at [email protected].

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