The Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) is a capstone project for Harvard Kennedy School students. During the PAE, students examine and develop solutions for a public or nonprofit sector policy or management issue presented by a client organization.
Each year, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy selects a student PAE or SYPA that successfully addresses a critical human rights issue of our time.
On HKS Class Day 2019, the Carr Center awarded the Carr Center Prize for Human Rights to:
- Yolanda Botti-Lodovico
- Bethany Ellis
- Santiago Mueckay
- Linh Thuy Nguyen
For their project, "EU Externalization Mechanisms and their Conflicting Impacts on Child Protection," a PAE project produced for Save the Children Germany. The project specifically addressed three major questions:
- What are the main vulnerabilities child migrants and refugees face in regions affected by EU externalization?
- Do any externalization mechanisms improve these vulnerabilities? Do any make things worse?
- What recommendations should the European Migration Advocacy Group (EMAG) make to political actors to effectively strengthen the improvements and mitigate the harms caused by externalization?
You can watch the award being presented by Faculty Director Mathias Risse below: