Past Events

  • 2020 Sep 23

    Acts of Rebellion & Envisioning a New Society: a Conversation with Drs. Vincent Brown and Timothy McCarthy

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join The Royall House and Slave Quarters for a dynamic and exciting virtual conversation between Drs. Vincent Brown and Timothy McCarthy about the role of protests and revolts in shaping Black resistance and freedom movements from slave rebellions in the 18th-century Atlantic world, to the Black Lives Matter Movement today. This talk is co-sponsored by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard and The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

    Speakers:

    • Dr. Vincent Brown |...
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  • 2020 Sep 18

    Social Justice Leaders Series led by Dr. Keisha N. Blain

    Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    This webinar series, curated by Carr Center Fellow Keisha N. Blain, will feature social justice leaders working at the local, national, and international level. The series will highlight the work of leaders of color who are actively challenging racism and advancing human rights.

    Panelists:

    • Laura Mae Lindo | Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre
    • Dr. Keisha N. Blain (Moderator) | Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh; Fellow, Carr...
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  • 2020 Sep 17

    Neoliberalism and Black Politics

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice. 

    Panelists:

    • Michael C. Dawson | John D. MacArthur...
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  • 2020 Sep 16

    Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society

    Registration Closed 11:00am to 12:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy featuring prominent scholars, business and technology leaders, public interest technologists, and activists who address the ethical and rights implications of the impact of Artificial Intelligence on society and human life. The title of the series draws inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

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  • 2020 Sep 11

    Open House: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

    Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    We welcome you to join us for our annual Open House event. Learn more about the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and our dual mission: to educate students and the next generation of leaders from around the world in human rights policy and practice; and to convene and provide policy-relevant knowledge to international organizations, governments, policymakers, and businesses. We will be sharing more information on courses offered by Carr Center Faculty, various opportunities for student engagement, and research programs....

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  • 2020 Sep 10

    What Remains? Liberalism and Racial Justice

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice.

    In this discussion, Charles Mills, a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, will examine how liberal thought...

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  • 2020 Sep 08

    Economic Justice: Building Movements in the United States

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice.

    This panel of distinguished changemakers will discuss economic justice concerns in the...

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  • 2020 Sep 03

    Economic Justice: Building a Better Future

    Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice. ...

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  • 2020 Jul 30

    The Pompeo Commission on Unalienable Rights: A Selective Vision of Human Rights

    Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    The establishment of the Commission on Unalienable Rights (“Pompeo Commission”) in 2019 prompted concern among human rights advocates and academics that the Commission could redirect U.S. human rights policy in ways that would be self-defeating and would create serious damage to international cooperation for the protection of human rights.

    The Commission released a draft report last week accompanied by a ...

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  • 2020 Jul 16

    Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing, and Portals with Ruha Benjamin

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join us for a conversation with Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.

    Panelists: 

    • Ruha Benjamin | Associate Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University
    • Sushma Raman (Moderator)Executive Director, Carr Center 

    Ruha Benjamin is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her work...

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