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Co-chairmаn of the Board of Overseers of Arts and Humanities Program (St.Petersburg State University), President of Bard College Leon Botstein–about the scholarship to refugees.

NPR Berlin. April 26

“Given the migration crisis, the question becomes that among the displaced populations, are people at an age where education makes a huge difference?" asks Botstein.

Botstein himself has experienced displacement as the son of Jewish immigrants from Europe.

“We came with our parents to the United States stateless, essentially, so I have an inherent sympathy for immigrants and refugees.”

Botstein is in Berlin to raise money. Four full scholarships for Syrian students at Bard College Berlin have already been financed. Among the donors is a Berlin gallery owner, Max Hetzler.

 

26 april
2016

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