Harvard Kennedy School

2017 Apr 06

Building Bridges: U.S. Refugee Resettlement and Asylum Processing, Challenges and Barriers

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Kresge Building G2 677 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

 

Building Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis is presented jointly by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights  and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Director,  Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Harvard Law School

Places are limited. RSVP and pre-reading is required; (Note that this session recently was changed from April 20, and the session originally scheduled for this date is now on April 20.)

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2017 Apr 21

The View from the Military Academies: A Conversation with the Superintendents About Values, Ethics, & the Military Profession

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

NYE A, B Taubman 5th Floor, 79 JFK Street, Harvard Kennedy School (Taubman Building)

 

RSVP HERE


The View from the Military Academies:
A Conversation with the Superintendents About Values, Ethics, & the Military Profession 

Welcoming remarks by Harvard President Drew Faust.

Speakers:

  • LGEN Michelle Johnson (USAFA)
  • LGEN Robert Caslen (USMA)
  • VADM Ted Carter (USNA)

Moderator:… Read more about The View from the Military Academies: A Conversation with the Superintendents About Values, Ethics, & the Military Profession

2017 Apr 18

Lunch Seminar with Judge Mark Wolf: Grand Corruption, Violations of Human Rights, and the Need for an International Anti-Corruption Court

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Carr Center Conference Room R-219

 

Mark L. Wolf was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1985, served as its Chief Judge from 2006 through 2012, and is now a Senior Judge. He has previously served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and Chair of the Committee of District Judges on the Judicial Conference, and on the Judicial Conference Committees on Criminal Law, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Codes of Conduct.

Read: Mark Wolf - Judge on a… Read more about Lunch Seminar with Judge Mark Wolf: Grand Corruption, Violations of Human Rights, and the Need for an International Anti-Corruption Court

2017 Apr 13

Lunch seminar: Tensions at the Intersection of Development Aid and Human Rights

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein 219, 79 JFK St, Cambridge MA 02138

Robert Wilkinson is a negotiation specialist, who helps organizations deal with negotiation, leadership and management challenges.  He is on the faculty at both the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

Rob has successfully supported numerous Fortune 500 companies, major government agencies, international organizations, and charities, helping them to build their negotiation and leadership skills, and to increase their overall effectiveness. He has over 20 years of experience, in more… Read more about Lunch seminar: Tensions at the Intersection of Development Aid and Human Rights

2017 Apr 10

Violence and cell phone communication patterns: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Nye A, Taubman 520, Taubman Building, 79 JFK St, Cambridge MA 02138

 

"When and where will violent conflict break out?" The answer to this question is critically important to people who might fall victim to violence, to policy makers who are charged with preventing and resolving deadly disputes, and to academics who strive to understand human behavior. The social science literature on reducing political violence mostly concerns answering the question, "Which countries are likely to experience violence?" Recent research has refined geographic predictions to identify local level danger zones. However, little progress has been made toward the temporally… Read more about Violence and cell phone communication patterns: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

2017 Apr 07

Remembering the Victims of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi: A Panel Discussion

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

B-400 LAND LECTURE HALL

 

The Rwandan Student Community at Harvard University together with the Carr Center For Human Rights Policy, the Center for African Studies and the HKS Africa Caucus 
invite you to the 23rd commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

This commemoration event will feature a seminar discussion on crimes of genocide and how the global community can work together to prevent such atrocities 
from happening in other countries. 
 

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2017 Apr 06

I Am Jane Doe Screening & Panel Discussion (Led by Demand Abolition)

5:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Pound Hall, Rm. 102

 

The film chronicles the battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. The film features interviews with Demand Abolition chair and founder Ambassador Swanee Hunt, elected leaders, and our abolitionist partners across the country.

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2017 Apr 04

Lunch talk with Jieun Baek: North Korea's Hidden Revolution

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Carr Center Conference room R-219

 

Jieun Baek is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford, and authored North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society (Yale University Press, 2016). At this talk, Jieun will discuss her recently published book and further discuss how students can think about and act on their interest in improving human rights in North Korea. 

Previously, Baek was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International… Read more about Lunch talk with Jieun Baek: North Korea's Hidden Revolution

2017 Mar 06

Laughtivism: Fighting Authoritarian Regimes with the Power of Humor

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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?

Join us on Monday, March 6th, as Srdja Popovic looks at how past youth movements have successfully toppled dictatorships, pointing to the importance of unity, planning, humor and discipline, and… Read more about Laughtivism: Fighting Authoritarian Regimes with the Power of Humor

PolicyCast: Reason for Hope with Kathryn Sikkink

February 8, 2017

 

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.

HKS PolicyCast is the official podcast of Harvard Kennedy School, featuring weekly interviews with scholars and leading practitioners in public policy, leadership, and international affairs. It is hosted by filmmaker, writer, and policy wonk … Read more about PolicyCast: Reason for Hope with Kathryn Sikkink

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… Read more about Study Group: Human Rights, Ethics and Philanthropy

2017 Mar 23

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

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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.

 

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