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.)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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