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The 2018-19 Hart Fellows

Update from the Hart Fellows

As is typical, our Hart Fellows' research projects and lives abroad have shifted from their initial expectations. Here are some updates from their lives and work.

Former Hart Fellow Laurie Ball publishes Op-Ed about U.S. asylum policy

Laurie Ball Cooper, a 2004-2005 Hart Fellow, recently published an article regarding changes made to the United States asylum policy by Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. In a ruling last week, Sessions overturned a precedent that could grant asylum to victims of domestic and gang violence. Laurie writes about the history of asylum law in the…

Former Hart Fellow Seyward Darby writes cover story for Harper’s Magazine about the women of the alt-right

“The Rise of the Valkyries,” by Seyward Darby, is the featured story in the September issue of Harper’s Magazine. Darby interviewed Lana Lokteff, one of the most prominent women of the alt-right, about the role of women in a movement that is largely considered to be comprised of young white men.

2017-2018 Hart Fellows in the field

Paige Newhouse, David Rosen, and Henry Warder, the 2017-2018 Hart Fellows, have officially launched into the field. They are commencing their 10-month fellowships working in Germany, Israel, and Tanzania. Learn more about them and their fellowships here.

2016-2017 Hart Fellow Rifat Rahman publishes op-ed for World Aids Day

Rifat Rahman, a 2016-2017 Hart Fellow, recently published an op-ed in Thailand's English-language newspaper for World Aids Day on the importance of community-led HIV services. Read the article here.

2016-2017 Hart Fellow Matt Hamilton co-authors Myanmar policy institute's first publication

Matt Hamilton, a 2016-2017 Hart Fellow, was recently named as the co-author of The Renaissance Institute's first publication on participatory budgeting. Read the whole report—in both English and Burmese—here.

2014-2015 Hart Fellow Casey Williams featured on The Today Show

Once food has passed its labeled expiration date, it's no longer safe to eat...right? 2014-2015 Hart Fellow, Casey Williams, was invited on The Today Show to talk about his week of eating only expired foods and why this belief isn't necessarily true. Watch his interview here, and learn how this issue relates to his Hart Fellowship.