Dean of the School of Public Health Paul Cleary, announced the decision this week, describing Richards as “a recognized leader and advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights.”
Wang, who is from southern China, came to Fischer after finding out weeks before that he had been denied a place at the conference, to be held at a NASA facility in California. A NASA official explained to Fischer that a public law had been passed in March forbidding NASA from permitting Chinese officials on its properties.
The letter comes in the wake of a battle fought by student-group Brown Divest Coal, who sat down with the Corporation to discuss divestment last May. The group’s cause was endorsed by the University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies.