2016-17 Fellow Named

Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, founder of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace), is the 2016-17 Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life. Brown has helped communities all over the world adopt the RECAP model, which helps to ensure the right of every young person to live in an urban community without violence. 

Read more about Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown.

Call for Nominations

The Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life recognizes an individual who has improved American society, strengthened democratic institutions, advanced social justice or increased opportunities for all Americans to share in the benefits of the United States. $25,000 award. Deadline March 1. View the criteria and guidelines.



Richman Fellows are selected from among individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share in the benefits of this nation.

The Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life was created by Brandeis alumna Dr. Carol Richman Saivetz '69, along with her children, Michael Saivetz '97 and Aliza Saivetz Glasser '01, in honor of Carol's parents, Fred and Rita Richman. The award is funded by the generosity of the Richman and Saivetz families.

The Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life is hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life on behalf of the Office of the President.

>> Learn more about the Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life.