Friday, 10 December 2010

Call for Applications - Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs 2011

HIA is an international educational organization that engages, inspires, and continuously develops a network of students, young professionals, and established leaders committed to protecting minorities and promoting human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

Humanity in Action (HIA) fellowship programs will take place for five weeks in the summer of 2011 in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. Each program will run simultaneously from June 2 through July 3, 2011.

Intensive and demanding, the HIA Fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice and highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

The objective of the HIA fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among HIA Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

To this end, HIA Senior Fellows (alumni of the HIA Fellowship) are expected to participate in HIA's international network once their programs end—and to sustain their engagement in the issues addressed during the fellowship.

Please visit the HIA website for detailed information.

For further questions, please contact: Antje Scheidler, Humanity in Action – a.scheidler(at)humanityinaction.org