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Mathias Risse, Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration, named Faculty Director of Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

October 9, 2018

 

Cambridge, MA—Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced that Mathias Risse, the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration, will serve as the Faculty Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Risse’s work and research is focused on the intersection of philosophy and public policy. His research...

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Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s eighth secretary-general, to join Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as senior fellow in 2018-2019

July 6, 2018

Cambridge, MA—Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today that Salil Shetty, the outgoing secretary-general of Amnesty International, will join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a senior fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

Shetty will be stepping down from Amnesty...

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Profile in Courage Award-winner (and Carr Senior Fellow) Alberto Mora to lead ABA Center for Global Programs

May 16, 2018
A former general counsel to the U.S. Navy who has been honored for his human rights advocacy was named on Monday to be the new director of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and will oversee the association's international human rights programs.
 

Alberto J. Mora will take over from Elizabeth Andersen as the associate executive director of the Center for Global Programs. The center, which was created in April under a reorganization of the ABA, comprises...

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Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino joins the Carr Center for Human RIghts Policy as Senior Fellow

May 16, 2018

Elisa Massimino joins the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a Senior Fellow on July 1, 2018. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Human Rights First, one of the nation’s leading human rights advocacy organizations. Established in 1978, Human Rights First’s mission is to ensure that the United States is a global leader on human rights. The organization works in the United States and abroad to promote respect for human rights and the rule of law. Massimino leads a staff of 100 with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston....

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Fake news is about to get a lot worse. That will make it easier to violate human rights — and get away with it.

April 3, 2018

New article in the Washington Post by Scott Edwards and Carr Center's Senior Fellow Steven Livingston.

"In the past few years, the brave new online world has made it both much easier, and vastly harder, to establish the facts about human rights violations. Human rights investigators are racing to take advantage of, and struggling to keep up with, the latest technology advances, from satellite imagery to artificial...

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