Study Group: Human Rights Advocacy in Polarizing Times - Writing to Persuade


Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:30pm to 1:45pm



The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy invites you to join a study group on human rights advocacy! The study group, which will meet three times this semester, is convened and moderated by Elisa Massimino, Former President of Human Rights First & Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

This is an open study group. No registration is required.

The study group will meet from 12:30 - 1:45 pm on three occasions this semester:

  • Thursday, February 28 in room Littauer-324
    • Topic: Where Are We Going? And How Will We Know When We Get There?
  • Thursday, April 4 in room Littauer-324
    • Topic: Writing to Persuade
  • Thursday, April 25 in room Littauer-324
    • Topic: Building Coalitions that Work


Human rights advocacy can often seem a bit quixotic. But progress is possible. The problems we tackle need serious, hard-nosed strategies and activists with the skills to execute them. In this study group, we’ll explore key elements of successful human rights advocacy campaigns—goal-setting, communications, coalition-building—and practical skills advocates need, especially in today’s politically polarized environment, to win.