CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of our fellows for 2017. Carr Center Fellows spend the academic semester researching, writing, participating in events and interacting with students, faculty and the Harvard community. Read more about Welcome to Carr Center's 2017 Fellows
A specter of treason hovers over Donald Trump. He has brought it on himself by dismissing a bipartisan call for an investigation of Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee as a “ridiculous” political attack on the legitimacy of his election as president.
Seventeen US national intelligence agencies have unanimously concluded that Russia engaged in cyberwarfare against the US presidential campaign. The lead agency, the CIA, has reached the further conclusion that Russia’s hacking was intended to influence the election in favor of Trump. Read more about Donald Trump raises specter of treason
Written by Carr Center Research Assistant Tom O'Bryan.
Countless studies have shown that democracies are less likely to go to war, torture their own citizens, and censor the media. That's one reason why Western governments and philanthropic foundations funnel more than $10 billion every year into promoting democracy overseas. For example, donors fund efforts to help train election observers, educate voters about their rights, and train local media outlets to cover political issues. Read more about In the Democratic Republic of Congo, donations were too little too late
Members of the conservative foreign policy intelligentsia, who spent the eight long years of the Obama administration biding their time at think tanks and universities, finally have a shot at upper level administration jobs