Addressing current human rights concerns at local, state, and international levels
The Carr Center’s work includes a range of special initiatives focused on critical and compelling human rights concerns, including migration, trafficking, torture, transitional justice, humanitarian crises, LGBTQ rights, corruption, and shrinking civil society space. These initiatives are responsive to current events and are reflected in the work of our fellows, student experiential learning and funding, conferences and seminars, and the Center’s podcast.
The Carr Center plays a national and international role in developing and disseminating non-partisan, evidence-based, inter-disciplinary research and policy analysis; creating opportunities for cross-sector and cross-issue convening and collaboration; and offering a human rights perspective on public policy problems. Based at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Carr Center is in a unique position to leverage the convening power of Harvard and bring together unlikely allies in building opportunities for deliberation and collaboration.