The mission of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is to realize global justice through theory, policy, and practice. To this end, we conduct research and teach students who will be the next generation of human rights practitioners and policymakers. We also host convenings at the Harvard Kennedy School that bring together academics and practitioners to address contemporary issues related to human rights and foster a more strategic, cross-disciplinary, and outcome-oriented human rights practice.
Over the past year, we at the Carr Center have started to think more deeply about the connections between corruption and human rights and how we can contribute to advancing policy and practice at the intersection of these issues. Corruption has implications for all four of the pillars of the Center’s work: human security, global governance, economic justice, and equality and discrimination.
This symposium was conceived as a way for us to convene leaders and academics from the human rights and anti-corruption movements, which have traditionally operated as separate communities of practice, to explore the linkages between the issues we work on and consider approaches to advance our work together. We hope that this symposium will not only help to inform and shape a deeper involvement of the Carr Center into the issue of corruption, but will also be the start of an ongoing collaboration between the human rights and anti-corruption communities.