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
The White House has announced the distinguished recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, and a program Tim McCarthy, adjunct lecturer in public policy is heavily involved with, is among the honorees.
For the last 15 years McCarthy has made the eight-mile trek, on Monday and Wednesday nights, to Codman Square in Dorchester for The Clemente Course in the Humanities program to teach American history.
THOSE of us outside Europe are watching the unbelievable images of the Keleti train station in Budapest, the corpse of a toddler washed up on a Turkish beach, the desperate Syrian families chancing their lives on the night trip to the Greek islands — and we keep being told this is a European problem.
Ricken Patel MPP 2001 will tell you that his mother instilled in him his passion for humanity, and Harvard Kennedy School provided the space for him to find his purpose to further it. Read more about Making Humanity a Priority