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The 2020 Berlin Fellowship from the Perspective of the 2020 Berlin Fellows



On their own initiative, the 2020 Humanity in Action Berlin Fellows created a video that sheds some light on how they experienced their journey of building community online:

Kindly produced by Adam Ropizar.

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About the 2020 Humanity in Action Berlin Fellowship

In light of the current Corona pandemic, the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellowship started virtually with daily weekday program that ran from June 3 to 24, 2020. We thank our Fellows for their trust and willingness to experiment collaboratively. Due to the virtual nature of the program, the Fellowship journey incorporated programming together with the entire cohort of 124 Fellows from other Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States. This year’s Berlin Fellowship has brought together carefully selected university students and recent graduates from Europe and the United States to explore historic and contemporary human rights issues in Germany. The Fellows met with activists, artists, experts, and policymakers to explore a variety of human rights issues, including how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Between June 2020 and May 2021 our Fellows work on Action Projects in their own communities.

We thank our partners at Goethe University Frankfurt, especially Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff and Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst and their team at the Research Center Normative Orders. We also thank the Volkswagen Foundation for generously supporting Goethe University for this Fellowship cooperation.