Special Initiatives

2021 Nov 03

2021 Symposium on Intercultural Digital Ethics

Wed - Thu, Nov 3 to Nov 4, 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Recent advances in the capability of digital information technologies—particularly due to advances in artificial intelligence—have invigorated the debate on the ethical issues surrounding their use. However, this debate has often been dominated by ‘Western’ ethical perspectives, values and interests, to the exclusion of broader ethical and socio-cultural perspectives. Against this backdrop, the 2021 Symposium on Intercultural Digital Ethics will bring together a range of cultural, social and structural perspectives on the ethical issues relating to digital information technologies, with...

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2021 Oct 07

Redeeming Justice

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Redeeming Justice draws from the lived experience of the project's co-authors who were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) over three decades ago and human rights law to argue for a right to redemption. The central argument is that all human beings are capable of change and that this should be reflected in the law, meaning that impermeable sentences like LWOP, which allow for no opportunity to revisit indefinite incarceration, amount to cruel and unusual punishment. The article will be published in the Northwestern Law Review in October. Please find a link...

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2021 Sep 09

Afghanistan: The Path Forward

Registration Closed 11:00am to 12:00pm

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The rapid withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in August and the ensuing Taliban takeover has left the nation and its people facing immediate uncertainties and peril. What is the path forward for Afghanistan? Yalda Hakim, Broadcast Journalist at BBC World News; Wazhma Sadat, Co-Founder of Firoz Academy; and Rory Stewart, Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, will join us for a panel discussion on the current situation in Afghanistan and will share their thoughts on the nation’s future. This event is part of the Carr Center’s Human Rights in Hard...

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2021 Apr 20

Innovating Our Approach to Human Rights in North Korea

Registration Closed 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, for a conversation on Innovating Our Approach to Human Rights in North Korea: Investing in the Freedom & Empowerment of the North Korean People.

Due to global awareness campaigns around the North Korean regime’s crimes against humanity against its people, the world now knows of just how much North Korean people suffer at the hands of their totalitarian regime. Given that there is a baseline of public knowledge regarding the deplorable human rights...

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How To Save The Amazon: The Reasons Why a  Living Forest is Worth More than a Cut-Down One
Luís Roberto Barroso and Patrícia Perrone Campos Mello. 3/10/2021. “How To Save The Amazon: The Reasons Why a Living Forest is Worth More than a Cut-Down One.” Carr Center Discussion Paper Series, 2021-011. See full text.Abstract

This paper highlights the importance of the Amazon for the global ecosystem, the retreat and the advance of deforestation in the area located within Brazilian territory, as well as the rising trend of environmental crimes, with special attention afforded to illegal logging, land grabbing and unauthorized mining activities, including in indigenous reserves. The article enumerates the governmental public policies that were successful in containing the destruction of the forest, and the setbacks they have suffered in recent times. The final part describes the forest exploitation models adopted thus far, which have had limited economic and social impact, and presents an alternative, currently under discussion, which combines the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the forest’s bioeconomy. The text also identifies contributions that international stakeholders can offer to forest conservation efforts, such as financing mechanisms (REDD+) and sustainability certification requirements by markets that consume Brazilian exports and by financial institutions when evaluating companies who develop activities in Brazil’s Legal Amazon (BLA).

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2021 Mar 19

Indigenous Women Convening for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation

Registration Closed 9:30am to 1:00pm

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Join us for our Indigenous Women Convening for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation. The Indigenous Women Convening on Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation brings together Indigenous scholars and women leaders from seven indigenous socio-cultural zones of the world to share stories of war and conflicts in their territories and find collective ways of ideating indigenous conflict resolution and peace-making processes. 

This event is organized by the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the Scholars at Risk Program, and...

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2021 Feb 18

The Cause of all Humanity: Why the United States Should Support the International Criminal Court

Registration Closed 10:00am to 11:00am

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Join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for a presentation by Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, President of the International Criminal Court on "The cause of all humanity: Why the United States should support the ICC.” His talk, moderated by Professor Kathryn Sikkink, will be followed by brief remarks by Dr. Geoff Dancy and Dr. Phuong Pham about their research on the effectiveness of the ICC.

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  • Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji | President, International Criminal Court 
  • Dr. Geoff Dancy |...
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2020 Nov 18

Book Talk: Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Challenges for Latin America and the US

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Join the Ash Center and Carr Center for Human Rights for the launch of Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America by HKS Assistant Professor Yanilda María González. Authoritarian Police in Democracy examines the persistence of authoritarian policing in Latin America to explain why police violence and malfeasance remain pervasive decades after democratization. It also examines the conditions under which reform can occur. Drawing on rich comparative analysis and evidence from Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia, the book...

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2020 Nov 19

Reparations and Economic Justice

Registration Closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South. Hosted and facilitated by Sushma Raman and Mathias Risse, the series also aligns with a course they will co-teach this fall at the Harvard Kennedy School on Economic Justice: Theory and Practice. 

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  • Dr. Raymond Arnold Winbush | Research Professor, Director...
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