Elie Wiesel is helping start a fund to support new scientific projects in the Middle East. The fund was formulated at the Third Petra Conference of Nobel Laureates with the goal of promoting scientific cooperation in the region. Conference organizers said in a release Wednesday that the science fund’s board, which will function under the King Abdullah Fund for Development, will include a number of Nobel laureates, including Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author. The fund is being established with $10 million provided by private donors. The conference, organized by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and the Elie Wiesel Fund for Humanity, convenes Nobel laureates each year, as well as dozens of international and Jordanian public figures.
Wiesel, laureates start Mideast science fund