Elliot Mamet ’15 of Denver, Colorado, has been named a Humanity in Action Fellow and will study in Warsaw, Poland, this summer.
Mamet, a Boettcher Scholar and Rhodes Scholarship finalist, is a political science major with a minor in social and political philosophy. He spent his junior year at the London School of Economics and wrote his senior thesis on Hannah Arendt’s rethinking of politics with Political Science Professor Timothy Fuller.
Mamet also is interested in incarceration and the modern prison, and founded the Colorado College Prison Project, a student group that works to raise awareness of mass incarceration. He currently serves as Colorado College student trustee.
The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Separate programs take place for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw.