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Trump repeats sad history on immigration

Trump repeats sad history on immigration

February 6, 2017

From Carr Center's Kathryn Sikkink.

"When I was growing in St. Cloud in the 1960s and 1970s, I was already dimly aware that we were an immigrant community.

In particular, I knew the parents and grandparents of many of my schoolmates had come from Germany because I was always in the homeroom full of the kids with German last names — the Schmidts, Schneiders, and Schwartzs. A number of these students came from poor farms outside town. They had to be up very early in the morning before school to help on the farm, before the long bus trip to school, and they came to homeroom, the Read more about Trump repeats sad history on immigration

Deep Water - The Real Story: Film Screening and Discussion

February 2, 2017

As part of the Carr Center's A.R.T. of Human Rights, the Carr Center screened the film Deep Water: The Real Story. After the screening, the Carr Center held a discussion about the film.

About the Panel:

    Steve Johnson, brother of one of the victims
    Martha Coakley, former MA Attorney General
    Amanda Blue, Director, "Deep Water: The Real Story"
    Darren Dale, Producer
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Law restricts Trump on torture - unless he ignores it

Law restricts Trump on torture - unless he ignores it

January 27, 2017

New article in Deutsche Welle featuring Carr CenterSenior Fellow Alberto Mora.

Donald Trump has threatened to make good on his campaign pledge to bring back waterboarding and forms of torture "a hell of a lot worse." That would violate international and US law, of course, but could he do it anyway?

There was a sense that the US was coming to grips with its sins in December 2014, when the Senate completed its report on CIA torture under Read more about Law restricts Trump on torture - unless he ignores it

How to defend human rights in the Trump era

How to defend human rights in the Trump era

January 25, 2017

Carr Center's Senior Fellow John Shattuck's latest Op-Ed in the Boston Globe.

"The Women’s March and demonstrations throughout the country last weekend served notice on President Trump that if he persists in assaulting human rights, he will face massive resistance.

Recent presidents who threatened rights have been reined in. Richard Nixon used the power of the presidency to attack the Constitution and his political enemies, but Read more about How to defend human rights in the Trump era

Welcome to Carr Center's 2017 Fellows

January 23, 2017

 

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of our fellows for 2017. Carr Center Fellows spend the academic semester researching, writing, participating in events and interacting with students, faculty and the Harvard community.

Douglas A. Johnson, Faculty Director of the Carr Center, said, “Carr Center’s Fellowship Program allows us to bring a group of scholars Read more about Welcome to Carr Center's 2017 Fellows

How Trump Can Work with Russia to Challenge the Status Quo and to Control ISIS

How Trump Can Work with Russia to Challenge the Status Quo and to Control ISIS

January 18, 2017

New article in JustSecurity from Senior Fellow Luis Moreno Ocampo.

"What should President Donald Trump do if ISIS crashed a plane into the Freedom Tower next September 11, 2017? After 16 years of a so-called “war on terror,” would experts be able to provide the new President with a clear and effective strategy to confront international terrorism? A short answer to the question is no. In 2015, Read more about How Trump Can Work with Russia to Challenge the Status Quo and to Control ISIS

Mike Pompeo is unfit to lead the CIA if he doesn't reject torture

Mike Pompeo is unfit to lead the CIA if he doesn't reject torture

January 12, 2017

From Carr Center Senior Fellow Alberto Mora.

 

"Among the flurry of confirmation hearings happening this week in the Senate, one in particular will signal whether President-to-be Donald Trump and his administration are, indeed, serious about restoring the failed and discredited Bush-era torture policy.

Trump’s pick for CIA chief, the US representative Mike Pompeo Read more about Mike Pompeo is unfit to lead the CIA if he doesn't reject torture