Centers

Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) is a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. EMR is a vibrant and thriving community on campus including faculty, staff, and students. The Committee hosts events, publishes a cross-listed course list, offers studentresearch grants, connects students to mentors, and has a growing contingent of secondary concentrators.


Human Rights Program @ Harvard Law

Rights Clinic works to protect the human rights of clients and communities around the world. Through supervised practice, students learn the responsibilities and skills of human rights lawyering.

FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

The François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights is the first academic center to focus exclusively on the practical dynamic between the issues of health and human rights. Founded in 1993 through a gift from the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud, the FXB Center is a world leader in building a conceptual basis of the right to health and driving advocacy initiatives to incorporate human rights norms into international health policy.

The Carr Center

The mission of the Carr Center, like the Harvard Kennedy School, is to train future leaders for careers in public service and to apply first-class research to the solution of public policy problems. Our research, teaching and writing are guided by a commitment to make human rights principles central to the formulation of good public policy in United States and throughout the world.

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

The mission of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide. HHI fosters interdisciplinary collaboration at Harvard University in order to:

  • Improve the effectiveness of humanitarian strategies for relief, protection, and prevention;
  • Instill human rights principles and practices in these strategies;
  • Educate and train the next generation of humanitarian leaders.