Leadership

Leadership

Convene leaders from across sectors and around the world to inform and influence human rights.

Convene leaders from across sectors and around the world to inform and influence human rights practice.

Harvard Kennedy School and the Carr Center are in a unique position to be able to convene scholars, practitioners, public intellectuals, government officials, journalists, and policy experts from around the world. Recent visitors to the Carr Center have included the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a political prisoner from Venezuela, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and a survivor of trafficking by ISIS.

The Carr Center plans to regularly convene leaders from human rights, government, academia, and business to share research findings, shape public policy formulation, influence human rights strategies, and build momentum around the areas of concern to the Carr Center.

Guest speakers in human rights courses, as well as in broader classes with human rights applications, will continue to bring real world leadership experiences and insights to students. Study groups on topics such as transitional justice, political prisoners, and LGBT rights help students dive deep into issues of interest and learn directly from study group leaders and leading practitioners who serve as guest speakers.

The Carr Center will convene leading human rights practitioners to help identify skills and competencies needed in the next generation of human rights practitioners, develop curriculum and field-based learning opportunities, and provide input into Carr Center priorities and activities.