Oslo Scholars Program

enabling tomorrow's human rights leaders, today

Seeking Applicants!

Hey guys!

The time has come to create a new team of human rights activists and students for this life changing opportunity!

The Forum, now in its fourth year, provides students with invaluable networking and learning opportunities, and the chance to plan their summer internships with their host speakers. In 2011, the Oslo Scholars Program organized internships with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Justine Hardy, and Vincent Manoharan, each of whom hosted Oslo Scholars from Tufts University for the summer, engaging the Scholars in their inspiring work in the defense and promotion of human rights across the world. In 2012, students worked with Mauricio Rodas, Justine Hardy, Asma Jahangir and Abebe Gellaw.

We are now seeking applicants from Tufts University!

If you are a graduating senior this year, you are STILL ELIGIBLE to apply. You are only eligible to attend the Forum if you apply for an internship with a 2013 speaker (as highlighted next to each speaker).

For further questions, please email us at:  scholars@oslofreedomforum.org

Monday March 4th, Cabot 206, Fletcher School, Tufts University – 8PM

You can go to our website to read more about the program and the scholars’ experiences: http://osloscholars.com/


The internships for this year:


1. Justine Hardy 

– Journalist: BBC, The Times, The Financial Times, Vanity Fair,  Author: In the Valley of Mist

–  Founder: Kashmir Welfare Trust

– President: Development Research and Action Group

– Mental health in conflict zones

 Location: Srinagar, Kashmir

– Language: Hindi/Urdu/Kashmiri


2. Lobsang Sangay (2013)

– Elected Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Government-in-exile

– Expert in Tibetan law and International Human Rights

– Currently a senior fellow at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School

– Named one of the 24 Young Leaders of America by the Asia Society

– Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

– Language: English/Tibetan/Mandarin


3. Rafael Marques de Morais (2013)

– Founder: makaangola.org

– Journalist and activist reporting on conflict diamonds and government corruption in Angola

– Author of “The Lipstick of Dictatorship”

– Location: Angola

– Language: English/Portuguese


4. Maryam Nayeb Yazdi (2013)

– Editor-in-Chief: Perisan2English.com

– Dedicated to delivering freedom and democracy to Iran

-Spokesperson for Iran Human Rights, focused on ending death penalty in Iran

– Current Location: Toronto, Canada

– Language: English/Farsi

5. Hannah Song (2013)

– CEO of Liberty in North Korea (LINK)

– Current Location: Seoul, South Korea

– Language: Korean


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