Economic Justice

2017 Sep 12

Open House & Exhibition: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th floor

We welcome you to join us for our annual Open House event. Learn more about the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and our mission to realize global justice through theory, policy, and practice.

We will discuss ways to get involved with the Carr Center, including learning and funding opportunities for students. There will also be a chance to meet and network with our faculty and ...

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Samantha Powers

Ambassador Samantha Power Named to Joint Appointment at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School

April 14, 2017

Samantha Power, who served as the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 until 2017, has been named to a joint faculty appointment at Harvard Law School (HLS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), it was announced by the Deans of the two schools today. The appointment begins immediately. 

Power will serve as the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, where she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy in 1998. She will serve as...

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2017 Apr 17

Guest Speaker: Torture and Public Policy with Daniel Jones

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building 4th Floor

Please join us for "Torture and Public Policy," a class led by Carr Center Faculty Director Douglas Johnson and Senior Fellow Alberto Mora. Daniel Jones will be presenting, and the class is open to members of the Harvard community.

danjonesDaniel J. Jones is a senior vice president and policy advisor at The Daschle Group, is President...

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2017 Apr 06
2017 Apr 06

I Am Jane Doe Screening & Panel Discussion (Led by Demand Abolition)

5:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Pound Hall, Rm. 102

 

The film chronicles the battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. The film features interviews with Demand Abolition chair and founder Ambassador Swanee Hunt, elected leaders, and our abolitionist partners across the country.

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2017 Apr 13

Lunch seminar: Tensions at the Intersection of Development Aid and Human Rights

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein 219, 79 JFK St, Cambridge MA 02138

About the seminar:

Professor Robert Wilkinson will be discussing "Tensions at the Intersection of Development Aid and Human Rights." 

Lunch will be served.

About the speaker:

 

Robert WilkinsonRobert Wilkinson is a negotiation specialist, who helps organizations deal with negotiation, leadership and management challenges.  He is on the faculty at both the...

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2017 Apr 04

Lunch talk with Jieun Baek: North Korea's Hidden Revolution

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein 219, 79 JFK St, Cambridge MA 02138

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Jieun Baek is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford, and authored North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society (Yale University Press, 2016). At this talk, Jieun will discuss her recently published book and...

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Carr Center's 2016 Annual Report
Sarah Peck. 12/21/2016. Carr Center's 2016 Annual Report. Cambridge : Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. See full text.Abstract
See the Carr Center's 2016 Annual Report.

Today we stand at a precipice. A critical fight for fundamental human rights is brewing, and our work to find policy solutions to the most pressing human rights issues has never been more urgent. These issues include economic justice; human security; equality and discrimination; and institutions of global governance and civil society. We leverage research, practice, leadership and communications and technology to enhance global justice and to address all four of these priority issues.

2016 saw a number of important victories for the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, engaging our outstanding faculty members, fellows and students. We hosted a two-day symposium on the future of human rights and technology, convening a diverse group of practitioners working on these issues. And we organized a conference exploring the strategic costs and consequences of the use of torture.

2017 presents new challenges, but also new opportunities to engage and collaborate to ensure respect for our most fundamental rights and freedoms. We will continue to work tirelessly, as we have for the past 15 years, to enhance global justice – and we hope that you will join us in this critically important work.

Download our 2016 annual report to learn more. 

2017 Apr 21

The View from the Military Academies: A Conversation with the Superintendents About Values, Ethics, & the Military Profession

Registration Closed 9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

NYE A, B Taubman 5th Floor, 79 JFK Street, Harvard Kennedy School (Taubman Building)

RSVP HERE


The View from the Military Academies:
A Conversation with the Superintendents About Values, Ethics, & the Military Profession 

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2017 Mar 22

Study Group: Human Rights, Ethics and Philanthropy

4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Carr Center Fellow Patricia Illingworth will lead a semester long study group, Human Rights, Ethics and Philanthropy.

About the Study Group

Given great global and domestic need, the moral imperative to help others is pressing and falls on the state, civil society, enterprises and individuals.   In recent years philanthropy – the “love of humanity” – has received...

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