The Carr Center is delighted to welcome former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power (moderator), Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer of Public Policy at HKS Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and Chantal Kayitesi, co-founder of AVEGA-AGAHOZO Rwandan widows’ advocacy organization, to discuss Ambassador Hunt’s new book, “Rwandan Women Rising.”
The panelists will explore the model for sustainable peace and security that Rwandan women have created for the rest of the world....
The Carr Center is delighted to host Martha Chen and Marlese Broembsen to discuss their new paper exploring solutions to address violations of the rights of homeworkers.
Chen and Broembsen will argue that realizing labor rights for homeworkers requires overlapping human rights instruments at multiple levels, including: strong movements of informal workers, and the participation of homeworker organizations in the design and implementation of these instruments.
Carr Center Conference Room, Rubenstein-219, Harvard Kennedy School
Join the third session of Sherman Teichman and Professor Nikos Passas' study group, examining transnational kleptocratic networks.
The study group will feature Sarah Chayes, a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as a guest speaker. Chayes is the author of "Thieves of State" and a leading expert in the field.
Nye A, 5th floor, Taubman Building, (Harvard Kennedy School)
The Carr Center is delighted to host Maria Virginia Bras Gomes, Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Ms. Bras Gomes will discuss the Committee's work on diverse economic, social, and cultural rights issues, and provide an insight into the work of critical UN treaty bodies addressing human rights policy.
Selected participants for the Carr Center's delegation to the UN General Assembly are required to attend this event, but all others are also welcome to attend.
Rubenstein-229, Carr Center Conference Room, Harvard Kennedy School
Carr Center Fellow Leonardo Castilho will host a lunchtime seminar providing an introduction to the United Nations' engagement with human rights policy issues.
Leonardo joined the United Nations in 2005 and has since then served the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Population Fund. He has worked on non-discrimination, development and economic, social and cultural rights.
Leonardo will lead the Carr Center's human rights delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2017. Apply and learn more...
Through four initial sessions, this study group will establish the transnational nature of corruption networks, examining in particular the alliance between kleptocratic regimes, international criminal organizations, global finance, and private industry. These networks – enabled by a worldwide clandestine pipeline for pilfered resources, embezzled funds, and bribery money – violate human rights by siphoning the wealth of nations, destroying environments, and depriving the commonwealth of goods and services that by rights belongs to ordinary citizens. The study group will also explore...
While human history is replete with examples of repression and the struggle against it, it wasn’t until 1948 that the world came together to declare in one voice the sanctity of each individual’s dignity. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a triumph of the post-war period, and while the world is by most measures a far better place today than in 1948, the declaration’s adoption was not the end of the fight for human...