Har­vard tough on Man­ning

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A HAR­VARD dean yest re­voked an in­vi­ta­tion for con­victed US in­tel­li­gence leaker Chelsea Man­ning to be a vis­it­ing fel­low at the univer­sity fol­low­ing sharp crit­i­cism over the invite.

Man­ning, how­ever, will still speak to Har­vard stu­dents, but not be con­sid­ered a vis­it­ing fel­low, the dean of the Har­vard Kennedy School said.

“I see more clearly now that many peo­ple view a Vis­it­ing Fel­low ti­tle as an hon­orific,” Dean Dou­glas El­men­dorf wrote.

“There­fore, we are with­draw­ing the in­vi­ta­tion to her to serve as a Vis­it­ing Fel­low – and the per­ceived hon­our that it im­plies to some peo­ple – while main­tain­ing the in­vi­ta­tion for her to spend a day at the Kennedy School and speak in the (School) Fo­rum.”

CIA di­rec­tor Mike Pom­peo with­drew from a Har­vard fo­rum and for­mer act­ing di­rec­tor Mike Mor­rell quit the univer­sity on Thurs­day in protest against Man­ning’s ap­point­ment.

Pom­peo said in a state­ment: “Ms Man­ning stands against ev­ery­thing the brave men and women I serve along­side stand for”. — AFP

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