Douglas A. Johnson

Douglas A. Johnson

Faculty Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Lecturer, Public Policy

Douglas A. Johnson became the first Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) in 1988 after a series of acting directors; he was tasked by the Board to build the organization to the stature merited by Governor Perpich’s founding vision for the first treatment center in the United States for torture survivors. Johnson stepped down January 31, 2012, after nearly 24 years heading the organization, During his tenure, CVT provided healing services to over 23,000 torture survivor in one of its clinical sites in Minnesota, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Jordan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Kenya. The organization grew from 3 staff at his arrival to about 250 at his departure.  Read more about Douglas A. Johnson

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Sushma  Raman

Sushma Raman

Executive Director

Sushma Raman is Carr Center's Executive Director. Sushma brings a rich and diverse background in philanthropy, human rights and social justice through her work in the U.S. and globally with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, as well as her experience leading human rights programs, philanthropic collaboratives, and social justice foundations. 

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Arthur Applbaum

Arthur Applbaum

Adams Professor of Democratic Values

Arthur Isak Applbaum is Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values. His work on political legitimacy, civil and official disobedience, and role morality has appeared in journals such as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard Law Review, Ethics, and Legal Theory. He is the author of Ethics for Adversaries, a book about the morality of roles in public and professional life. Applbaum has written about the ethics of executioners and of butlers, and he has consulted to the government about the ethics of spies.

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Dara Kay Cohen

Dara Kay Cohen

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Dara Kay Cohen is an assistant professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence, and gender and conflict. Her forthcoming book, Rape During Civil War (Cornell University Press, 2016), examines the variation in the use of rape during recent civil conflicts; the research for the book draws on extensive fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and El Salvador. Read more about Dara Kay Cohen

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Jaclyn Dean

Jaclyn Dean

Jaclyn Dean is a Master in Public Policy 2017 candidate and a Belfer International and Global Affairs Student Fellow. At HKS, she helps lead the Gender

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Siham Elhamoumi

Siham Elhamoumi

Grants and Research Manager

Siham Elhamoumi is the Carr Center’s Research Manager, where she manages the Center’s research portfolio and leads proposal development efforts within the four themes of human security, economic justice, institutions of global governance and civil society, and equality and discrimination.  Ms. Elhamoumi is working to bring our on-going programs to scale and develop new cross-cutting and innovative programmatic and research areas. Read more about Siham Elhamoumi

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