Presentations & Speeches

2021 Apr 20

Innovating Our Approach to Human Rights in North Korea

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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2021 Apr 15

Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know by Erica Chenoweth

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Join us for the book launch of Dr. Erica Chenoweth’s new book, Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know. We will be discussing the relevance of nonviolent social movements with a cross-section of activists and scholars. In Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know, Erica Chenoweth -- one of the world's leading scholars on the topic--explains what civil resistance is, how it works, why it sometimes fails, how violence and repression affect it, and the long-term impacts of such resistance. 

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  • Alice...
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2021 Apr 13

The Birth of a Nation: The Impact of the Media on Racial Hate

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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Join the Carr Center, with Desmond Ang, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Gloria Ayee, Lecturer on Government at Harvard University, for a conversation on the impact of popular media on racial hate. We will discuss Professor Ang’s recent research on this topic where he examines the first American blockbuster: 1915’s The Birth of a Nation and the effects of roadshows on increased lynchings and hate crimes, effects that remain till today. Professor Ayee, who teaches a course on Race, Film, and American Politics ...

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2021 May 19

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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May 31, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, when a violent white mob nearly destroyed the formerly thriving and prosperous African American community in the Greenwood district of Tulsa (also known as Black Wall Street). Over 300 African Americans were killed, and thousands were displaced. Hundreds of homes and businesses burned to the ground. In the decades since this occurred, the massacre was covered up, local officials obstructed the redevelopment of Greenwood, and the local chapter of the KKK became one of the largest in the U.S.

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2021 Apr 23

'Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019' Panel Discussion

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Hutchins Center for African American Research for a panel discussion on Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019. Four Hundred Souls is a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans. The editors, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Keisha N. Blain (Carr Center Fellow), have assembled ninety brilliant writers, each of whom takes on a five-year period of that four-hundred-year span. The writers explore their periods through a variety of techniques: historical essays, short stories, personal...

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2021 Mar 24

Ending Hate, Advancing Justice: The Atlanta Killings and Anti-Asian Violence

Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Join us in conversation with two women leaders to discuss the intersection of anti-Asian violence, misogyny and violence against women, and gun violence and homicides. We’ll discuss the recent killings in Atlanta and the broader context in which this occurred, the ways in which such acts are covered by the media and addressed by law enforcement and public leaders, and the role of civil society and social movements in building a more inclusive and just society.

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  • Margaret Huang | President and Chief Executive...
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2021 Apr 12

Intelligence and Artifice: Ethical Traps in the Imagination of AI

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life.

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2021 Mar 15

Mass Incarceration and the Human Rights Implications of AI

Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Join us for a conversation with Laurin Leonard, where she will discuss her and her mother, Teresa Hodge's, work on software that aims to uphold human rights and create opportunities for those living with criminal convictions, to gain self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. 

Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Seitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration...

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2021 Mar 22

Surveillance Capitalism or Democracy

Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Join us for a Conversation with Shoshana Zuboff where she will discuss Surveillance Capitalism and Democracy. Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Seitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest...

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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 Mar 03

Human Rights and the Military Coup in Myanmar

Registration Closed 10:00am to 11:00am

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Join us for our first Human Rights in Hard Places event this semester, a discussion on Human Rights and the Military Coup in Myanmar with leading activists in the region. The Carr Center’s Human Rights in Hard Places talk series offers unparalleled insights and analysis from the frontlines by human rights practitioners, policy makers, and innovators. The series is moderated by Carr Center Executive Director, Sushma Raman. 

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  • Matthew Smith | co-founder and Chief...
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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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2021 Apr 16

Social Justice Leaders Series led by Dr. Keisha N. Blain

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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This webinar series, curated by Carr Center Fellow Keisha N. Blain, will feature social justice leaders working at the local, national, and international level. The series will highlight the work of leaders of color who are actively challenging racism and advancing human rights.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Uché Blackstock | Founder and CEO, Advancing Health Equity
  • Dr. Keisha N. Blain (Moderator) | Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh; Fellow, Carr Center

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2021 Mar 29

Hacking//Hustling and sex worker advocacy online

Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and...

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2021 Feb 22

Decolonizing AI: The Challenges, Opportunities, and the Urgency of Now

Registration Closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and...

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