Sushma Raman is Carr Center's Executive Director. Sushma brings a rich and diverse background in philanthropy, human rights and social justice through her work in the U.S. and globally with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, as well as her experience leading human rights programs, philanthropic collaboratives, and social justice foundations.
Faculty Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Lecturer, Public Policy
Douglas A. Johnson became the first Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) in 1988 after a series of acting directors; he was tasked by the Board to build the organization to the stature merited by Governor Perpich’s founding vision for the first treatment center in the United States for torture survivors. Johnson stepped down January 31, 2012, after nearly 24 years heading the organization, During his tenure, CVT provided healing services to over 23,000 torture survivor in one of its clinical sites in Minnesota, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Jordan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Kenya. The organization grew from 3 staff at his arrival to about 250 at his departure. Read more about Douglas A. Johnson
The Carr Center welcomes you to join us for an exclusive screening of Háwar, a moving documentary investigating the genocide against the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria.
We are delighted to welcome Yazidis Duzen Tekkal, the German-Yazidi human rights activist and film-maker who produced this documentary, for the screening. Duzen Tekkal will introduce Háwar and answer questions from the
Libby Whitbeck, Robin Laumann, and Tess O’Brien received support from the Carr Center to complete their Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) on internal displacement, working with the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
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Many people are aware that the number of refugees around the world is at an all-time high. However, fewer realize that only a third of the globe’s displaced population are refugees. In fact, the majority of forced migrants are displaced within their own countries
Malika Noor Mehta and Stephanie Kuei received support from the Carr Center to travel to Jordan for their Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE), working with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) to build social cohesion between Syrian refugee and Jordanian youth.
Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, more than half of the country’s population has been forcibly displaced.
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 Professor
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.
Daniel J. Jones is a senior vice president and policy advisor at The Daschle Group, is President
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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.
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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"When and where will violent conflict break out?" The answer to this question is critically important to people who might fall victim to violence, to policy makers who are charged with preventing and resolving deadly disputes, and to academics who strive to understand human behavior. The social science literature on reducing political violence mostly concerns answering the question, "Which countries are likely to experience violence?" Recent research has refined geographic predictions to identify local level danger zones.