Fel­low­ship with­drawn

Otago Daily Times - - The World -

Har­vard Univer­sity yes­ter­day with­drew a fel­low­ship in­vi­ta­tion to Chelsea Man­ning, the trans­gen­der US Army sol­dier who was con­victed of leak­ing clas­si­fied data, af­ter two top in­tel­li­gence ex­perts dis­tanced them­selves from the school over the in­vi­ta­tion

Man­ning (29) was re­leased in May from a US mil­i­tary prison in Kansas, where she had been serv­ing time for pass­ing se­crets to the Wik­iLeaks web­site in the big­gest breach of clas­si­fied data in the his­tory of the United States.

Har­vard Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment had in­vited Man­ning to be a vis­it­ing fel­low and speak at a fo­rum.

The in­vi­ta­tion to speak still stands but not as a fel­low, Dou­glas El­men­dorf, the dean of Har­vard Kennedy School, said.

CIA di­rec­tor Mike Pom­peo had can­celled a speak­ing en­gage­ment and for­mer deputy di­rec­tor and act­ing di­rec­tor of the CIA Michael Morell had re­signed as a se­nior fel­low at the univer­sity in protest. — Reuters

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