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.
2023 Fellow Named
Martin “Marty” Baron, former executive editor of The Washington Post, has been named the 2023 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life.Baron oversaw The Post’s print and digital news operations and a staff of about 1,000 journalists. Newsrooms under his leadership have won 18 Pulitzer Prizes, including 11 at The Post.
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.