2017 Nov 27

Labor Rights as Human Rights

3:30pm to 5:00pm


Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor, Littauer-324, HKS

The Carr Center is delighted to host Martha Chen and Marlese Broembsen to discuss their new paper exploring solutions to address violations of the rights of homeworkers. 

Chen and Broembsen will argue that realizing labor rights for homeworkers requires overlapping human rights instruments at multiple levels, including: strong movements of informal workers, and the participation of homeworker organizations in the design and implementation of these instruments.

2017 Oct 25

When Corruption is the Operating System: Transnational Kleptocratic Networks

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Carr Center Conference Room, Rubenstein-219, Harvard Kennedy School

Join the third session of Sherman Teichman and Professor Nikos Passas' study group, examining transnational kleptocratic networks.

The study group will feature Sarah Chayes, a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as a guest speaker. Chayes is the author of "Thieves of State" and a leading expert in the field.


2017 Sep 26

The UN and Human Rights

11:45am to 1:00pm


Rubenstein-229, Carr Center Conference Room, Harvard Kennedy School

Carr Center Fellow Leonardo Castilho will host a lunchtime seminar providing an introduction to the United Nations' engagement with human rights policy issues.

Leonardo joined the United Nations in 2005 and has since then served the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Population Fund. He has worked on non-discrimination, development and economic, social and cultural rights.

Leonardo will lead the Carr Center's human rights delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2017. Apply and learn more here:...

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Open House & Exhibition: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

September 10, 2017


Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location:  Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th floor


We welcome you to join us for our annual Open House event! Learn more about the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and our mission to realize global justice through theory, policy, and practice.

We will discuss ways to get involved with the Carr Center, including learning...

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Study Group: Confronting Corruption in Defense of Human Rights

September 10, 2017

Through four initial sessions, this study group will establish the transnational nature of corruption networks, examining in particular the alliance between kleptocratic regimes, international criminal organizations, global finance, and private industry. These networks – enabled by a worldwide clandestine pipeline for pilfered resources, embezzled funds, and bribery money – violate human rights by siphoning the wealth of nations, destroying environments, and depriving the commonwealth of goods and services that by rights belongs to ordinary citizens. The study group will also explore the...

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Mark Wolf

Judge Mark Wolf

Senior Fellow

Mark Wolf was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1985, served as its Chief Judge from 2006 through 2012, and...

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