Past Events

  • 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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  • 2020 Jul 15

    Civic Engagement and Human Rights: Reviving U.S. Democracy

    Registration Closed 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join us for a conversation with Danielle Allen, Director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and John Shattuck, Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, as they discuss their common purpose of reviving American Democracy in the 21st Century. 

    Professor Allen has recently worked with The American Academy to release Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century. A report which lays out a case for renewed civic faith. It offers a set of recommendations for building a fresh collective commitment to...

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  • 2020 Jun 24

    The Struggle for Black Lives: A Conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join us for a conversation with Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Bobby Kennedy and President of RFK Human Rights, Wade McMullen, Senior Vice President, Programs and Legal Strategy, and Sancia Dalley, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships to discuss Bobby Kennedy's legacy, the urgent work to topple systemic injustice in the criminal justice system, and the work being done to shift investor perspectives and actions to create a more just economy and society.

    Panelists:

    • Kerry Kennedy |  President of RFK Human Rights and...
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  • 2020 Jun 23

    Technology and Human Rights in the Age of the Pandemic 

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Join the Carr Center for a conversation with leading technology scholars and policy makers on a range of ethical and rights concerns related to technology and its current applications. 

    Panelists:

    • Joan Donovan | Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
    • Vivek Krishnamurthy | Samuelson-Glushko Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)...
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  • 2020 Jun 17

    The Struggle for Black Lives: Reimagining Systems and Institutions

    Registration Closed 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    According to Alan Jenkins, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, "it is time for a Third Reconstruction: a fundamental reconsideration of our Constitution, systems, institutions, and practices to uphold human rights and ensure equal opportunity for all." Join us in a conversation with Professor Jenkins to discuss how we can reimagine systems and institutions, and the leadership that is needed to move the needle on racial justice. 

    Panelists:

    • Alan Jenkins | Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
    • ...
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  • 2020 Jun 17

    India’s COVID Democracy Crisis: Lockdown of Labour and Liberties

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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    Virtual Webinar (Registration Required)

    In response to the public health crisis of COVID, India has imposed one of the most stringent and ill prepared lockdowns in the world, leading to a humanitarian disaster. Over 700 people have died unrelated to the virus but due to distress directly caused by the lockdown, such as hunger. Even as the state has flexed its executive muscle, activating police forces to enforce the lockdown with...

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