Past Events

  • 2020 Dec 01

    North Korea’s Information and Technology: The Inflow of Foreign Content and the Regime’s Countermeasures

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    The North Korean regime has traditionally controlled information production, circulation, and consumption. However, over the years, foreign information and content have continued to trickle into the country. This phenomenon has major social and foreign policy implications. Our panelists will discuss how outside actors are getting content into North Korea, how the regime has responded with countermeasures, what kind of macro and micro impact foreign information consumption has on North Korean society, and why these trends are consequential.

    The Belfer Center’s ...

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  • 2020 Nov 19

    Reparations and Economic 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. 

    Panelists:

    • Dr. Raymond Arnold Winbush | Research Professor, Director...
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  • 2020 Nov 18

    Book Talk: Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Challenges for Latin America and the US

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join the Ash Center and Carr Center for Human Rights for the launch of Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America by HKS Assistant Professor Yanilda María González. Authoritarian Police in Democracy examines the persistence of authoritarian policing in Latin America to explain why police violence and malfeasance remain pervasive decades after democratization. It also examines the conditions under which reform can occur. Drawing on rich comparative analysis and evidence from Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia, the book...

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  • 2020 Nov 17

    POSTPONED: Towards Life 3.0: A Conversation with Shoshana Zuboff

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    POSTPONED TO SPRING SEMESTER

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-...

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  • 2020 Nov 13

    Reckoning with Election 2020: Race, Violence, & the Power of New Voters

    Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Election 2020 proved to be historic in terms of the numbers of voters that were mobilized to the polls. The Election also made clear that there would be no nationwide repudiation of Trumpism. Join the Carr Center for a conversation with leading scholars of racial politics about the election turnout, voter suppression, and what this means about the state of democracy today. This event is part of the Bending the Arc: A Talk Series with Dr. Megan Ming Francis. This event will be co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. 

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  • 2020 Nov 13

    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:

    • Barbara Smith | Co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press
    • Dr. Keisha N. Blain (Moderator) | Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh; Fellow, Carr Center
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  • 2020 Nov 12

    The Human Rights Movement and the Struggle for Economic Justice Today

    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. 

    Panelist:

    Aminta Ossom | Clinical Instructor, International Human...

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  • 2020 Nov 12

    Summit on Nonviolent Resistance Today 

    Registration Closed 11:00am to 4:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    On November 12, 2020, the Nonviolent Action Lab convened a summit featuring scholars and practitioners of nonviolent action. The event featured a keynote speech from the Rev. Stephen Green of Faith for Black Lives, several panels featuring new research on nonviolent resistance, and focused discussion among dozens of scholars, practitioners, and Topol Fellows from Harvard, Tufts, Brandeis, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston Latin School, and elsewhere.

    This Summit, convened by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, is made possible...

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  • 2020 Nov 10

    The Human Consequences of Corruption

    Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:15pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Corruption is never a victimless crime. Grand corruption – the abuse of public office for private gain – is a contributor to some of the world’s most serious human rights concerns. Refugees are fleeing failed states because of corruption, corrupt government leaders (kleptocrats) are enriching themselves while their citizens die of hunger, lack of healthcare, and the effects of climate change.

    Investigative journalists play an important role in the...

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  • 2020 Nov 05

    Philanthropy and Inequality

    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:

    • Dr. Carmen Rojas | President and CEO, Marguerite...
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