How do you start, build, and complete a peaceful revolution? How do we fight oppression and violence? Why were the Serbian and Arab Spring revolutionaries able to topple deep-seated autocrats while the American Occupy movement failed to achieve its stated goals? What are the application of rules for 'people power' movements in different environments - from autocracies to democracies? Read more about Laughtivism: Fighting Authoritarian Regimes with the Power of Humor
HKS Professor Kathryn Sikkink discusses how human rights efforts over the last century have largely succeeded in improving the living conditions across the globe, and that even though the work is far from over and setbacks are inevitable, there is plenty of reason to have hope for continued improvement. Read more about PolicyCast: Reason for Hope with Kathryn Sikkink
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first-ever Prosecutor of the ICC, will convene a dynamic group of select students and researchers from across Harvard University to workshop chapters of his forthcoming book on the emergence and evolution of the ICC.
Given great global and domestic need, the moral imperative to help others is pressing and falls on the state, civil society, enterprises and individuals. In recent years philanthropy – the “love of humanity” – has received widespread attention. Warren Buffet, Bill and Melinda Gates, George Soros, Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey have given incredible sums of money to help people both globally and domestically. In addition, members of the middle class often give generously both of their time, in the form of service, and financially. This study group explores the ethical issues that arise … Read more about Study Group: Human Rights, Ethics and Philanthropy