News and Announcements from the Jewish Studies Program
at the University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, January 29, 2015
John Lewis Fellowships
Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human
Rights, Inc. are pleased to announce that applications for theJohn
Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta are now
open! The program offers American and European university students
the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and
Native American issues.
We invite applications from college students and recent graduates who
are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity
and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as
graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 are
The 2015 program will run from July 5 to August 1, 2015,
in Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline to apply for this program is February 14, 2015.
U.S Rep. John
Lewis after receiving his Medal of Freedom in 2010.
The John Lewis Fellowship is the American program of the Humanity
in Action Fellowship. The European programs take place
annually in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.
John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta
For the past 17 years, the
Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups
of students and young professionals to study human and minority rights
in Europe and the United States. In 2015, Humanity in Action is now
expanding its fellowship program to Atlanta for the first time. The
John Lewis Fellowship will explore the histories and contemporary
issues of diversity and minority rights in the United States with a
particular focus on Atlanta. Key areas of inquiry include race and
racism, immigration, national identity, Native American issues and the
relationship between civil rights and human rights.
The new American
program will take place at the newly-opened Center for Civil and Human
Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: The
New York Times.
attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The
Center, visit historical sites and engage in discussions on a
range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon
the immense resources of the institution and contribute to its
extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Participation requires
intellectual curiosity and social maturity, as well as the ability to
work collaboratively in international teams. Students from American
universities will learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and
Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will join the
global network of over 1,400 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As
Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional
opportunities, such as fellowships in the U.S. Congress and the
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