Human Security

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Jennifer Leaning

François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

Dr. Leaning’s research and policy interests include issues of public health, medical ethics, and early warning in response to war and disaster, human rights and international humanitarian law in crisis settings, and problems of human security in the context of forced migration and conflict. She has field experience in problems of public health assessment and human rights in a range of crisis situations (including Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Kosovo, the Middle East, former Soviet Union, Somalia, the Chad-Darfur border, and the African Great Lakes area) and has written widely on these issues.

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Sushma Raman

Executive Director
Faculty Committee - Ex-officio

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. 

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Torture

Did the U.S. use of torture in the years after 9/11 enhance or hinder its ability to achieve its strategic national security, foreign policy, and political objectives? This is the underlying question that is the focus of the Carr Center’s research on the U.S. use of torture. The Strategic Consequences of Torture research program examines the broad policy ramifications of the U.S. decision to use torture after the attacks of 9/11.

Transitional Justice

The Program on Transitional Justice examines the challenges of countries attempting to regain balance and redress legacies of massive human rights violations. It encompasses issues of legitimacy, criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations, and various kinds of institutional reform necessary to protect vulnerable segments of a society and insure stability.

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J. Bryan Hehir

Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life

J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life.  He is also the Secretary of Health and Social Services on the staff of Cardinal Sean O’Malley in the Archdiocese of Boston.... Read more about J. Bryan Hehir

Belfer Bldg 123
p: 617-494-7776
Dara Kay Cohen

Dara Kay Cohen

Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy

Dara Kay Cohen is a Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence, and gender and conflict.... Read more about Dara Kay Cohen

124 Mount Auburn St. 200N-236
p: 617-495-7838
Martha Chen

Martha Chen

Lecturer in Public Policy

Martha Chen is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, an Affiliated Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and International Coordinator of the global research-policy-action network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).... Read more about Martha Chen

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