Faculty members at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy published a series of groundbreaking books in 2017, addressing diverse policy issues from the role of women in Rwanda's post-conflict reconciliation; the prevalence of human trafficking and modern slavery; to making human rights work in the 21st century.
Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy Kathryn Sikkink, ...
IGA 227 - Insurgents, Terrorists, and Violence: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
Faculty: Dara Kay Cohen
Why do civil wars begin? What motivates the members of armed groups, including rebel groups and terrorist organizations? When and how do civil wars end? What are the social and economic consequences of war? In this course, we will consider major questions about civil war, terrorism, and the use of violence by armed groups. We begin with a review of theoretical constructs, then turn to a series of debates...
On 19 and 20 October, a group of 17 graduate students and fellows visited New York City as part of a Carr Center for Human Rights Policy delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
With more than 70 applications, competition was fierce across the University. Representing the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, and the Harvard School of Public Health, students and fellows from...
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 here:...
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 the...