In the latest episode of Justice Matters, Carr Center's Executive Director Sushma Raman interviews Carr Center Fellow Matthew Smith. Smith is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortify Rights. In this episode he discusses the Rohingya crisis, the importance of documentation, and the role of power in constructing narratives around human rights.
Americans live in a country founded on the concept of individual rights, but human rights experts say more work still needs to be done teaching people what rights actually are, where they come from, and how their neighbors’ rights intertwine with their own.
Cambridge, MA—Harvard Kennedy School today announced a program for the renewal of rights and responsibilities in the United States. The Renewing Rights and Responsibilities project at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy will bring together Harvard faculty, fellows, and students to examine the U.S. system of rights, and explore...
In the latest episode of Justice Matters, John Shattuck, Senior Fellow at the Carr Center and Professor of Practice in Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, discusses the evolution, threats, and impetus for renewing rights and responsibilities in the United States.
New article on Vox highlights the work of Desmond Patton, Technology and Human Rights Fellow.
Patton, emphasized that current AI tools tend to identify the language of African American and Latinx people as gang-involved or otherwise threatening, but consistently miss the posts of white mass murderers.
For people power movements, does momentum equal mass times velocity? Erica Chenoweth & Margherita Belgioioso reflect on their recent findings in Nature Human Behaviour.
The recent revolutions in Algeria and Sudan remind us that bottom-up movements of people power can create sweeping political transformations. They did this in part by mobilizing huge numbers of active protestors—...
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.