News & Events

HIA Senior Fellow Nadia Bureiko Develops Seminars on Human Rights in Ukraine

December 06, 2010 Tags: action projects, ukraine

As an outgrowth of her fellowship with Humanity in Action, Senior Fellow Nadia Bureiko has developed two exciting seminars on human rights.

Human Rights in Culture will take place at "Ukrains'ka Knyha," a famous local literary cafe.

Human Rights in Science will take place on November 19th at the University as part of "Foreign Policy of Ukraine: The Current Agenda," an annual… Read more

HIA Poland Announces Grant Competition for Senior Fellows

November 06, 2010 Tags: senior fellow awards

Let's Get Down to Work! invites Senior Fellows of HIA Poland to submit proposals for high-impact, innovative projects that aim to further awareness of human rights and minority issues and to increase tolerance and a respect for human rights in Poland. The winning entries are eligible for grants of up to 10,700 PLN.

The deadline for entry is October 27th, 2010.

A note about… Read more

French Senior Fellow Network Chair Jeanne Tadeusz to Speak on Gender Education at Open World Forum

October 04, 2010 Tags: education, gender
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Does education influence whether women choose technology as a career and how they get involved in Open Source communities? Are there other factors involved? How do you encourage diversity?

These, among others, are the questions that will be addressed by Ms. Jeanne Tadeusz as she meets various university researchers and public officials in a discussion moderated by Technology Watch… Read more

"Resistance and Rescue in Denmark" Now Showing at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

October 04, 2010 Tags: holocaust, washington dc, arts

The exhibit is on display at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, through June 30. Sixth & I 600 I Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Tel. 202.408.3100 Visit a powerful photography exhibition that explores the history of the rescue of Danish Jewry in 1943 and provides a striking narrative of individual and collective resistance. The photographs are… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Matt Bowlby Co-Produces Documentary About Iraq War Refugees

October 04, 2010 Tags: iraq, jordan, refugees, syria

Senior Fellow Matt Bowlby is Co-Producer of The Unreturned, a new documentary film about refugees from the Iraq War. The film will premier on Sunday, April 25th at The 28th Annual Minneapolis-St Paul Int'l Film Festival. Detials at www.theunreturned.com. Click here to see an interview with the film's director, Nathan Fisher. Synopsis: Iraq’s continuing middle class refugee disaster… Read more

HIA Announces Seminar Week for Senior Fellows in Bosnia and Herzegovina

October 04, 2010 Tags: war crimes, sarajevo, hia programs

HIA is excited to announce a Senior Fellows seminar and study trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Running from May 9-15, the program will be based in Sarajevo and will consist of a challenging mix of seminars, lectures and site visits, including day trips to Srebrenica and Mostar. This program is ideal for Senior Fellows interested in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ethnic conflict, war crimes,… Read more

HIA France Runs Diversity Workshop for EU Civil Society and Releases Educational Toolbox

August 31, 2010

Humanity in Action France hosted a workshop in Paris this past January entitled Diversity: How to Encourage a European Debate.

Fifteen European civil society members, including HIA Senior Fellows, came from Sweden, Denmark, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Romania, the Czech Republic, France and Germany to take part in the workshop. The participants engaged in a series of seminars and… Read more

Over 200 Participants Gathered in Amsterdam for HIA’s First Annual International Conference

July 12, 2010 Tags: amsterdam, hia conference

Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board Members and friends of HIA joined together for three days of an intense and inspiring program.

The program included:

  • discussions, workshops, film screenings, and the opportunity to meet nearly 200 outstanding young leaders in the HIA community;
  • Presentations from leading academics and activists, politicians and journalists,…

HIA France Wins Benefit Soccer Tournament to Fight Homophobia

June 01, 2010 Tags: fundraising, lgbt

On May 24th HIA participated in a soccer tournament organized by Paris Foot Gay, a French NGO working to end homophobia in sports. The b.yourself tournament was held at the Parc des Princes, and hosted teams from various civil rights organizations.

HIA's team, led by Board Member Majid El Jarroudi and coached by Director of HIA France, Tara Dickman, won first place in the competition… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Kennedy Odede Wins Dell Social Innovation Competition

May 20, 2010 Tags: senior fellow awards

Shining Hope for Communities, a non-profit organization co-created by HIA Senior Fellow Kennedy Odede, won the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition Grand Prize ($50,000), and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000).

The Dell Social Innovation Competition is an international contest among current college students who propose projects to “make the world a better place.”… Read more