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MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice Fellows

MIT's Program on Human Rights and Justice (a collaboration between CIS and MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning) offers fellowships for outstanding professionals, academics and activists who wish to conduct research into social and natural sciences and engineering as they relate to human rights and justice issues. Detailed information about current PHRJ Fellows and the PHRJ fellowship program are available at the PHRJ Web site.

Anat BiletzkiAnat Biletzki (2007-2008), has been teaching at the philosophy department in Tel Aviv University since 1979. She has traveled widely, as a visiting scholar and fellow at, among others, the department for History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, the Philosophy Department at Harvard University, the School of Social Science in the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Wittgenstein Archives in Bergen, Norway. Her publications include Talking Wolves: Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language (1997), (Over)Interpreting Wittgenstein (2003), and articles on Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas Hobbes, analytic philosophy, political thought, digital culture, and human rights.

Outside academia Biletzki has been active in the peace movement and in several human rights projects in Israel, presenting the issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with emphasis on the evils of occupation, all over the world (Boston, Princeton, Atlanta, London, Dublin, Oslo, Bergen, Helsinki, Munich, Berlin, Istanbul). Until recently she was chairperson of the board of B'Tselem - the Israeli Information center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In 2005 she was chosen as one of "50 most influential women in Israel" by Globes, the Israeli business monthly, and was nominated among the "1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005".









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