2019 Fellow Named

Playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith — best known for crafting more than 15 one-woman shows — is the 2019 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life.

Read more about Smith.

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.

CELEBRATING PUBLIC SERVICE
 

CELEBRATING PUBLIC SERVICE

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 Fellowship 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.