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FYI...Call for Nominations for the Oak Fellowship

I'm sure some of us could use a semester respite, and the academic world
could use a "front-line perspective" :) - Rania

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Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 11:09:22 -0400
From: Ken Rodman <>
Subject: Call for Nominations for the Oak Fellowship

        I would like to bring to your attention our annual search for the
Oak Human Rights Fellow for the 2000-2001 academic year.  The fellowship is
a one semester appointment as a scholar-in-residence at the College. It
is designed for human rights professionals doing on-the-ground work
at personal risk.  Its purpose is to provide them a respite from front
line duties and enable them to communicate their work to the campus

        Nominations should be forward either to me or to
the Associate Director, Eliza Deneoux at the contact information
listed below.

        If you have any questions, you could access our web page at or contact us at

        You should also feel free to send this announcement to anyone who
might be interested or who might know of deserving candidates for the

        Thank you in advance for any assistance you might offer.


Ken Rodman


The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby
College is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the Oak Human Rights
Fellowship. The Oak Institute was made possible through a major grant from
the Oak Foundation and, each year, sponsors a Fellow to teach and conduct
research while in residence at Colby.

The purpose of the fellowship is to offer an opportunity for prominent
practitioners in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from
their work and spend a period of up to a semester as a scholar-in-residence
at the College. This provides the Fellow time for reflection, research, and
writing. While all human rights practitioners are eligible, we especially
encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently
involved in "on-the-ground" work at some level of personal risk.
The Oak Fellow's responsibilities include regular meetings with students
either through formal classes or informal discussion groups and assistance
in shaping a lecture series or symposium associated with the particular
aspect of human rights of interest to the fellow. The fellow also is
expected to participate in the intellectual life of the campus and enable
our students to work or study with a professional in the human rights

The Fellow will receive a stipend and College fringe benefits, plus
round-trip transportation from the fellow's home site, housing for a
family, use of a car, and meals on campus. The Fellow will also receive
research support, including office space, secretarial support, computer and
library facilities, and a student assistant.

Nominations for Oak Fellows for the 2000-01 academic year should be sent to
Professor Kenneth Rodman, Government Department, Colby College, Waterville,
Maine  04901 (fax: 207-872-3263/3473; phone: 207-872-3813/3270; e-mail: no later than November 1, 1999. Completed applications
must arrive no later than November 8, 1999.

Information and application forms are available on the institute's World
Wide Web site at The selection of the Oak Fellow will be
announced by February 1, 2000.

Ken Rodman
Professor and Chair of Government
Director, Oak Institute for the Study of
        Human Rights
Colby College
Waterville, ME 04901

phone:  (207) 872-3270
fax:    (207) 872-3263

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