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July 31, 2014

Fellowship Announcements!

Posted by Mindy Roseman

The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the establishment of the Global Justice Fellowship (GJF) with the generous support of the Planethood Foundation. The fellowship supports scholars, advocates, and practitioners with a demonstrated background in international justice and the rule of law. Of most interest are those whose work concerns ongoing human rights issues, especially those touching on egregious violations, including genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes.

Matthew Bugher, JD ‘09, is the inaugural Global Justice Fellow. Over the coming year, Matthew will work to combat state-sponsored violence and persecution in Myanmar and Zimbabwe. More specifically, he will contribute to the Clinic’s ongoing advocacy relating to military policy reform in Myanmar; work with partners on new initiatives to promote accountability for gross human rights violations; and support local activists in their efforts to document abuses.

Earlier in the summer, the Human Rights Program made several other fellowship awards. With the support of a Henigson Human Rights Fellowship, Maryum Jordan, J.D. ’14, will work in Peru with EarthRights International; Lindsay Henson, J.D. ’14, will work in South Africa with Lawyers Against Abuse; Sarah Wheaton, J.D. ’14, will work in Egypt with St. Andrew’s Resettlement Legal Aid Project; and Anjali Mohan, J.D. ’14, will work in Myanmar with Justice Base.

HRP also awarded two Satter Human Rights fellowships: to James Tager, J.D. ’13,  who will work with the International Commission of Jurists in Thailand, and to Jason Gelbort, J.D. ’13, who will work with Public International Law & Policy Group in Myanmar.

NOTE: HRP recently re-opened the application process for one more Satter Fellowship.

September 17, 2013

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Forum on Current Events in Syria and Egypt

Event Notice

September 18, 2013

“A Forum on Current Events in Syria and Egypt”

12-1 p.m.

WCC 3016

Please join us for a dialogue with Robert Blecher, Deputy Program Director, Middle East and North Africa, of International Crisis Group, and Meera Shah, Clinical Advocacy Fellow, of the Human Rights Program. The discussion will revolve around the political, social, humanitarian, and human rights situation in Syria and Egypt.


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March 4, 2011

Coming on Wednesday: The “Machiavelli of Nonviolence”

Posted by James Tager, JD '13

UPDATE Click here for an article about this event.

Gene Sharp, dubbed the “Machiavelli of nonviolence,” is coming to campus to speak next Wednesday.  Dr. Sharp was recently profiled by The New York Times for his influence on the strategy of the demonstrators in the recent Egyptian protestors.  But he has been considered a leading proselytizer of non-violent tactics for years, and his ideas have been used by dissidents around the world.

Dr. Sharp will be speaking in Pound 107 at noon, this Wednesday, March 9th.  Lunch will be served.

Dr. Sharp has also agreed to lead a workshop later that afternoon, in Pound 418 at approximately 1:30 pm.  Sign-ups for this session are limited to 15, and on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Participants must agree to do some reading on Mr. Sharp’s tactics before the meeting (probably around 30 pages).  This will be an opportunity to discuss non-violence and democracy activism with the man universally acknowledged as a leading scholar in the field.

If you wish to join this workshop, please email James Tager at [email protected].

James Tager, JD ’13, is a member of HLS Advocates for Human Rights.


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