Harvard Kennedy School

2017 Mar 06

Laughtivism: Fighting Authoritarian Regimes with the Power of Humor

4:30pm to 6:00pm


Carr Center Conference room R-219


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?

2017 Feb 22

Study Group: Human Rights, Ethics and Philanthropy

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 …

2017 Mar 23

Building Bridges Session 10: Building Environmentally Sound, Culturally Compatible Schools for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

4:00pm to 5:30pm


Kennedy School of Government


Richard Mollica, MD MAR, Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma at Harvard Medical School

Places are limited. RSVP and pre-reading is required; links will be posted a few weeks before the event.

To reach the seminar’s webpage, click on www.belfercenter.org/SyrianRefugeeResearch, choose Study Groups from the left-hand menu, and scroll down to the Building Bridges link.


2016 Feb 11

Book Talk - The Butchers Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt

12:30pm to 1:30pm


Taubman 301

Please join the Carr Center and author Julian Borger for a talk about his new book, "The Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt."

RSVP here. RSVPs not required, but welcomed!

2015 Nov 19

Tinkering with Violence: Costs and Benefits of Carceral Reforms on Behalf of LGBT Prisoners -- talk by Chase Strangio

5:50pm to 7:00pm


Plimpton Room, Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy St.

This talk will explore how our legal system interventions on behalf of LGBTQ people in prison rearrange the violence of the prison regime without eliminating it. Looking at the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in particular, Chase Strangio will discuss the costs of the advocacy strategies pursued by LGBT organizations and prisoner rights advocates and assess the impact of the reform-based engagement with the prison system on incarcerated advocates and free world advocates.