An invitation to join the Friends of the Committee on International Freedom of Scientists (CIFS)

Noemi Mirkin

The American Physical Society's Committee on International Freedom of Scientists (CIFS) monitors concerns regarding human rights for scientists around the world. It supports scientists whose rights have been violated, and advocates for them with relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations.

We are informing you of the start of the "Friends of CIFS listserv". This listserv is designed to disseminate information to those interested in the work of CIFS, and to provide a forum for its members to share any information they have that advances the cause of human rights for scientists.

If you would like to support CIFS by joining this listserv, please send a blank message to

Noemi Mirkin is in the Biophysics Department at the University of Michigan and is the FIP Secretary/Treasurer.

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