Harvard Offers Fellowship To Activist Previously Rejected For ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

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At a glance

  • Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, announced Thursday that he is extending an offer of a fellowship to Kenneth Roth, former executive director of Human Rights Watch, after previously rejecting the proposal over concerns of anti-Israel bias from Roth and HRW, according to The New York Times.
  • Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy initially offered Roth a position in May 2022; however, Elmendorf denied the fellowship later that year due to concerns of “anti-Israel bias,” according to the Nation.
  • On Thursday, Elmendorf reversed his decision to offer Roth a fellowship, calling it an “error,” according to the NYT.

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