Economic Justice

Providing healthcare for non-US citizens a 'moral obligation,' professors say

Providing healthcare for non-US citizens a 'moral obligation,' professors say

February 24, 2017

At a time when the country is steeped in nationalist sentiment, and the Trump administration is focused on rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Northeastern University professors Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet are making the case for expanding healthcare to non-citizens in the U.S. Calling it a "moral obligation" and a "global public good," Illingworth and Parmet suggest that healthcare is a human rights issue, and that extending coverage in the U.S. to non-citizens could actually alleviate both the cost and care burdens on everyone.

In fact, the researchers co-authored a… Read more about Providing healthcare for non-US citizens a 'moral obligation,' professors say

Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks to address operational gaps

Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks to address operational gaps

February 21, 2017

Original article on by Carr Center's Senior Fellow Steven Livingston and Joseph Guay

According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, “Few aspects of the human endeavor…are isolated from possible impacts in a changing climate. The… Read more about Climate change induced displacement: Leveraging transnational advocacy networks to address operational gaps

2017 Feb 17

Carr Talk & Coffee: On Trump, Torture and Secret Prisons

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Carr Center Conference Room - Rubenstein 219

Join Carr Center faculty, fellows and staff for Carr Talk & Coffee. At this Carr Talk, Carr Center research fellow Alberto Mora will discuss his research on the impacts of the U.S. use of torture on our strategic interests. Carr Center's Avery Schmidt and Kathryn Sikkink will also discuss their research on the… Read more about Carr Talk & Coffee: On Trump, Torture and Secret Prisons

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
   … Read more about Deep Water - The Real Story: Film Screening and Discussion

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

PolicyCast - The Challenges Faced by Human Rights Organizations with Sushma Raman

PolicyCast - The Challenges Faced by Human Rights Organizations with Sushma Raman

December 21, 2016

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 rights, but the beginning.

Ensuring security, justice, and equality for… Read more about PolicyCast - The Challenges Faced by Human Rights Organizations with Sushma Raman

International pressure on US human rights matters now more than ever

International pressure on US human rights matters now more than ever

November 11, 2016

These are dangerous times.  Never has it been so important for domestic and international human rights advocates and scholars to collaborate.  Such action must be guided by past successes in promoting human rights, based on our best history and social science. I share Stephen Hopgood’s sense of urgency, but I disagree with his recommendation that we should only engage in domestic politics and abandon international human rights norms and law. 

We will need even stronger domestic movements to… Read more about International pressure on US human rights matters now more than ever

Announcing the 2016-17 Carr Center Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program

Announcing the 2016-17 Carr Center Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program

November 7, 2016

In 2016-17, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is pleased to launch its Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program, which seeks to build a strong, sustainable community of current Harvard Kennedy School students—and future alumni—who demonstrate a clear and passionate commitment to the study, practice, and advocacy of human rights.

falseThis new program, directed by Carr Center faculty member Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy, is designed to enhance… Read more about Announcing the 2016-17 Carr Center Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program

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