Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chinese Dissident Chen to Join Think Tank

Here is what Reuters is reporting:

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident and legal rights activist who accused New York University of forcing him to leave this summer because of alleged pressure from the Chinese government, will be joining The Witherspoon Institute, a conservative think tank.

Chen will become a distinguished fellow in human rights at Witherspoon, which is based in Princeton, New Jersey, for the next three years. He will also be affiliated with The Catholic University of America and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice, Luis Tellez, Witherspoon's president, said in a telephone interview.
The Witherspoon Institute is considered a conservative think tank that "works to enhance public understanding of the moral foundations of free and democratic societies."

The Institute is named after John Witherspoon, a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the sixth president of Princeton University.