Our Programs

Humanity in Action develops international educational programs for university students and young professionals. Our objective is to promote a dialogue about understanding and responding to the challenges that democratic countries face as they become more diverse societies. Our programs explore past and present examples of resistance to intolerance, with a goal of encouraging future leaders to be engaged citizens and responsible decision makers.
The Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Separate programs take place for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw.

Program Dates
May 26 - June 25, 2017

July 5 - July 30, 2017 (John Lewis Fellows)


Students and recent graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States. Students and recent graduates of other nationalities may apply if they are enrolled in or have recently graduated from a university in one of the countries listed above.

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The Humanity in Action Conference

Humanity in Action International Conference

The Humanity in Action International Conference presents interdisciplinary lectures, workshops and interactive discussion groups led by provocative speakers and display presentations of grassroots projects that demonstrate how Senior Fellows are resisting intolerance and injustice.

When: June 22 - 25, 2017

Where: Berlin, Germany

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Humanity in Action Professional Fellowships

We create professional opportunities for Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, the alumni of the Humanity in Action Fellowship who remain engaged with us and our mission. Professional fellowships are opportunities to gain experience in policy-making, advocacy and social entrepreneurship.

Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellowship

Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship

Executive Education Leadership Program

This program brings outstanding university students and young professionals to Washington, DC for four-month fellowships in the U.S. Congress.

This three-month fellowship provides a unique opportunity for Senior Fellows to gain professional experience working in the European Parliament in Brussels.

The Executive Education Leadership Program is a unique and innovative program on management, leadership and ethics designed by The New School and Humanity in Action for its Senior Fellows.