Study Group: Human Dignity Under Attack -- Exploring New Ways to Prevent and Repress Modern Slavery

September 10, 2017

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Carr for Human Rights Policy invite you to join a study group on innovations in the fight against human trafficking. The study group, which will meet five times this semester, is convened and moderated by Herman Bolhaar, Former Attorney-General of The Netherlands and Senior Fellow at the Ash Center.

Our first study group will feature Professor Amy Farrell, Associate Director and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University.


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JOHUD, Jordan

Building Social Cohesion through Education and Empowerment

July 10, 2017

Malika Noor Mehta and Stephanie Kuei received support from the Carr Center to travel to Jordan for their Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE), working with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) to build social cohesion between Syrian refugee and Jordanian youth.

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011, more than half of the country’s population has been forcibly displaced.

Jordan plays a leading role in addressing...

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2017 Sep 12

Open House & Exhibition: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

3:30pm to 4:30pm


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 and funding opportunities for students. There will also be a chance to meet and network with our faculty and ...

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2016 Nov 03

The Future of Human Rights: Technology and Fact-Finding in the 21st Century

Registration Closed(All day)


Allison Dining Room Taubman 520 (Keynote in NYE A, Taubman)

The Future of Human Rights: Technology and Fact-Finding in the 21st Century, hosted at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on November 3rd and 4th, to strengthen technical collaboration among stakeholders working on issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. It will...

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Kathryn Sikkink gives Plenary address at APSA 2016

Kathryn Sikkink gives Plenary address at APSA 2016

September 5, 2016

Carr Center's Kathryn Sikkink gave the Plenary address at the 2016 American Political Science Association's Annual Meeting. Her talk, "Are We Making Progress in Human Rights? Transformations in Knowledge and Activism,”  drew on material from her forthcoming book Making Human Rights Work: Evidence for Hope.  

Said Sikkink, "recently there has been a surge of pessimism about...

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Kathryn Sikkink

A Measure of Justice

July 11, 2016

In a new feature story in the Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Kathryn Sikkink's work on documenting human rights violations is examined in depth.

"Sikkink, the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, has devoted her career to addressing that question and the one that follows from it: How can human rights abuses be prevented? Over the past 40 years, she has tracked an evolving, relatively new norm she calls the “justice cascade,” which has increased accountability for human rights offenders, a recent example being the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. In...

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HKS Office of Career Advancement. 2015. “Guide to careers in Human Rights”.Abstract

The Office of Career Advancement’s Professional Areas of Interest introduce some of the broad areas in which many HKS graduates choose to work. These guides present an introduction to these areas, the culture and current requirements of prospective employers, and how to build a compelling profile. The latest edition is specific to careers in Human Rights.

Alfredo Zamudio

Alfredo Zamudio

Alfredo Zamudio is the Director of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue, based in Norway. Previously, he was the Director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the leading international body monitoring internal displacement worldwide. Zamudio has been working on human rights and humanitarian issues at a management level both nationally in Norway and internationally. Zamudio has worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council as country director in Timor Leste, in Darfur and Sudan and in Colombia, where he was international expert for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.


Jennifer Leaning

François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

Dr. Leaning’s research and policy interests include issues of public health, medical ethics, and early warning in response to war and disaster, human rights and international humanitarian law in crisis settings, and problems of human security in the context of forced migration and conflict. She has field experience in problems of public health assessment and human rights in a range of crisis situations (including Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Kosovo, the Middle East, former Soviet Union, Somalia, the Chad-Darfur border, and the African Great Lakes area) and has written widely on these issues.

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John Shattuck

Senior Fellow
Program Lead for Renewing Rights and Responsibilities
Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, Fletcher School, Tufts University

John Shattuck is Professor of Practice in Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, a Senior Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and chairs the international advisory board of the Center on Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. His many publications include Freedom on Fire, a study of the international response to genocide and crimes against humanity, Rights of Privacy, and many articles on democracy, human rights, civil liberties, international relations and higher education. 

Shattuck comes to the Carr Center after a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in higher education, international diplomacy, foreign policy and human rights. Shattuck served as the President and Rector of Central European University, CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a national public affairs center in Boston, and Senior Fellow at Tufts University, where he taught human rights and international relations.... Read more about John Shattuck

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