Human Rights Fellowship

The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights is a summer fellowship in Prague for undergraduate students studying in the United States. It was founded as part of Havel@80, the fellowship program offers students a two week, fully-funded opportunity to learn from and engage with organizations in the Czech Republic working to carry forward Havel’s legacy in the field of human rights.

Fellowship_first Human Rights FellowshipVHLF is excited to announce the first recipient of the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights April 26, 2016 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation is excited to announce the first recipient of the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights. The fellowship recipient, Drew Miller, is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who has embodied dedication to human rights through his works as a case manager for …
Drew_Fellowship Human Rights FellowshipVaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship Essay: Drew Miller April 26, 2016 I had not heard of the Yazidi population living in my city prior to taking a job as a refugee resettlement case manager. Nor had I known of the significant population of refugees from places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Burma, and many other countries that called Lincoln, Nebraska their …
Kari_Fellowship Human Rights FellowshipVaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship Essay: Kari Barclay April 26, 2016 Resisting Supportively: Dissent in the Era of Neoliberalism by Kari Barclay In some ways, humans rights abuses today resemble the kind of “posttotalitarian” oppression that Václav Havel described in “The Power of the Powerless”—one only needs to look at the Belarusian dictatorship’s violence against dissidents or police confrontations in the …
Lilly_Fellowship Human Rights FellowshipVaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship Essay: Lilly Crown April 26, 2016 Spring through the lens of Vaclav Havel by Lilly Crown Spring, to me, is when out of nowhere the rain starts pouring, the cold starts to let up, and the flowers relearn how to bloom. It is rebirth, re-realizing that we do not need to live sheltered, secluded by the …
Detmer_Fellowship Human Rights FellowshipVaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship Essay: Detmer Yens Kremer April 26, 2016 Some Thoughts on Resistance by Detmer Yens Kremer Immortality was a cloak I wore that safeguarded me from all wrongs, and when it was rudely torn from my limbs I was dumbfounded and afraid. My strangely religious, strangely communist hometown never appreciated difference, and being queer was for many a …
Fellowship Human Rights FellowshipVaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights Announcement February 2, 2016 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation announces The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights, a summer fellowship in Prague for undergraduate students studying in the United States. Founded as part of Havel@80, the annual fellowship program will offer students a two week, fully-funded opportunity to learn from and engage …