Equality & Discrimination

2017 Oct 12

UN Treaty Bodies: The Work of the Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

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.

*Breakfast will be served.

2017 Sep 26

The UN and Human Rights

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

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:...

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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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2017 May 04

Open Study Group Session: The Democracy Crisis in Europe and the US: A Comparative Perspective" Study Group

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Littauer 324, Fainsod Room HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138

 

The next open meeting of the Spring 2017 “The Democracy Crisis in Europe and the US: A Comparative Perspective” Study Group led by Ambassador John Shattuck will be held on:

 

Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 4:00-5:30PM

Littauer 324, Fainsod Room, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138

 

Title: "The Attack on Democracy in Europe and the US: The Illiberal Governance Model"

 

There will be three readings for this session.

  1. " Civil Society Independence - Democracy...
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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 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. 

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