Open Society Fellows: Spring 2013

The Open Society Fellowship announces the selection of three new Open Society Fellows, who begin their terms in 2013. They are:

Helen Epstein: Why Freedom is a Public Health Issue

Journalist Helen Epstein will research six epidemics--from HIV in Southern Africa and malaria in East Africa to suicide in urban China and mental illness in Europe—and examine how technical fixes routinely overlook their root causes.

Ben Rawlence: Stories from the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Human rights activist Ben Rawlence will spend an extended period in the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, near Kenya’s border with Somalia, where he will record the stories of a group of young residents.

James Forman, Jr.: The Strange History of Criminal Justice in the District of Columbia

Legal scholar James Forman, Jr., will research and write an account of crime and criminal justice policy in Washington, D.C. from the early 1970s to the present.

See a list of current Open Society Fellows.