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.
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.
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
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
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
The Strategic Consequences of Torture Conference is the Carr Center's premier event around our research on the policy implications of the use of torture. Carr will bring together the top policymakers, academics, and military leaders to engage around the challenges and questions posed by the use of torture.
CLAUDE BRUDERLEIN is Senior Researcher at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He holds a faculty appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches strategic planning in humanitarian protection. In his research, Mr. Bruderlein focuses particularly on frontline humanitarian negotiation and mediation strategies, the protection of civilians and security management in humanitarian operations.... Read more about Claude Bruderlein
Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, HLS
Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MsC is a Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.... Read more about Jacqueline Bhabha