Cambridge, Mass

June 21, 2002

Harvard University has chosen its first visiting fellows for the Chicago University-based Scholars at Risk Network. Mehrangiz Kar, a legal scholar from Tehran, has been imprisoned in Iran as a result of her work on dismantling legal barriers to women's and children's rights. Wolde Mesfin, one of Ethiopia's leading geographers, was imprisoned a year ago for addressing a meeting on academic freedom.

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