Humanity in Action Fellowship in Berlin

Program Description

Against the historical background of Germany’s colonial history, the Second World War and the Holocaust, 22 carefully chosen participants from at least five different countries will examine contemporary questions around identity formation and societal pluralism in Germany.

Germany's past and present serve as case studies for the Humanity in Action Berlin Fellowship. On this basis, Fellows will examine patterns and mechanisms that underpin human rights related challenges today by learning from historic examples. Particular attention is given to the relationships between minority and the majority populations, the role of civil society, and phenomena of social injustice, including for example the concept of group-focused hostility. Fellows will visit historic sites of remembrance and speak with experts from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The Berlin Fellowship’s main platform of inquiry lies in the personal exchange with renowned policy-makers, activists, academics and artists, as well as among the Fellows. 

The program will explore Germany’s approaches to its own histories, Germany’s remembrance culture and Germany’s human rights situations today. More specifically, it addresses the neglected colonial past of the country and its impact on German society today; the Holocaust; forced labor during the Nazi era and forms of modern labor exploitation; Nazi ideology and current right-wing extremism; as well as immigration and integration policy. A variety of issues related to minorities belonging in Germany, including their marginalization and contemporary mechanisms of discrimination – often with a view to their historical origins, will form part of the Berlin Fellowship. Among these issues are racism, Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Antiziganism, trans- and homophobia, classism, the devaluation of people with disabilities but also feminism and gender-related identity questions. 

To be equipped with tools to translate their own ideas into action, Fellows will engage in practice-oriented skills workshops. To be inspired by ideas already turned into action, Fellows will meet with representatives of successful civil society initiatives in a variety of the above-mentioned realms. To ensure their own future impact, Fellows will start developing their ideas for projects in their own communities during this Fellowship program. 

 

2017 Agenda

May 26

Welcome Reception

To mark the beginning of this month together, the Fellowship program begins with a small reception in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. Fellows, Senior Fellows, and Members of the Board of Directors of Humanity in Action Germany get together for an evening of getting to know each other over food and drinks. 

  • Welcome Reception with Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen (Honorary Chair of Humanity in Action Germany, Former Member of Parliament), Board Members, Senior Fellows, Fellows, and Staff 

May 27

Welcome to Humanity in Action

The Fellows and staff team learn more about each other. The staff introduces the program and provides practical information about life in Berlin. The Fellows go on a neighborhood walk to familiarize themselves with the area they will spend most time in over the course of the month. By the end of this day, the Fellows have reached consensus on their own rules for discussions and interactions in the coming weeks. 

  • Welcome to Humanity in Action and Sharing Fellows' Expectations with Johannes Lukas Gartner (Program Director; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) and Louisa Klaßen (Program Coordinator; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Introduction to the Program and Sharing Humanity in Action's Expectations: Johannes Lukas Gartner, Louisa Klaßen
  • What Brings Us Here (I): Johannes Lukas Gartner, Louisa Klaßen
  • Neighborhood Walk: Where We Are with Antje Scheidler (National Director, Humanity in Action Germany) 
  • What Brings Us Here (II): Johannes Lukas Gartner, Louisa Klaßen
  • Building a Community: Interacting, Discussing, Respecting with Johannes Lukas Gartner and Louisa Klaßen

May 28

Introducing Germany Today

The Fellows spend the morning meeting and getting to know their host families. In the afternoon, two German Fellows give insights into some of the latest news in Germany. In the evening, the Fellows organize a barbecue at Tempelhofer field. 

  • Meet Your Hosts
  • Germany's Current Headlines: Alexander Busold and Atia Qader Sadiq (Fellows) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Julia Melanie Brandes (Fellow) 
  • Briefing: The Challenge
  • Best BBQ at Tempelhofer Feld
  • Tempelhofer Feld Grillplatz, any entrance via Oderstraße, 12051 Berlin (closest subway stop: Leinestre, line U8), at Grillplatz Tempelhof Oderstraße

May 29

Diversity and Self-Identification 

In a peer-based and cross-medial training, the Fellows learn about group-focused hostility, privileges, and various forms of discrimination. The training deepens the Fellows’ understanding of different phenomena of everyday discrimination and supports the group in developing common definitions of inequalities. The workshop encourages the Fellows to reflect about their own identities and those of others. 

  • Introduction to the Location: Jens Kapp (Managing Director, SinneWerk gGmbH) 
  • Workshop: Diversity and Self-Identification (I) with Lorenz Narku Laing (Peer Diversity Trainer; Chairman, Schwarze Jugend in Deutschland e.V.; Member of the Board of Directors, Humanity in Action Germany; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Workshop: Diversity and Self-Identification (II) with Lorenz Narku Laing

May 30

Privilege | Theories of Discrimination Race Relations in the U.S. 

Today the Fellows will reflect on the role of allies in the process of recognizing privilege and creating support networks. They will be confronted with theories of discrimination and stereotyping before engaging with these topics during the first Fellows Discussion of this month. In the evening, the Fellows attend a public lecture by Humanity in Action Germany and NYU Berlin on how several of U.S. President Trump’s policies are underwritten by racialized attitudes. 

  • Fellow Perspectives: Panourgias Papaioannou (Fellow) 
  • Fireside Chat: Privilege and Allyship with Dr. Tanya Washington (Professor of Law, Georgia State University; John Lewis Fellowship Program Director, Humanity in Action Inc.), facilitated by Johannes Lukas Gartner (Program Director) 
  • Reactions to Diversity: From Threat and Prejudice to Valuing Differences with Dr. Mathias Kauff (Researcher, University of Hagen) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Kateryna Gaidei (Fellow) 
  • Fellows Discussion: Facilitated by Tanashati Anderson and Adam Stasiak (Fellows) 
  • The Trump Effect: Race, Regression & Restoration with Dr. Tanya Washington (Professor of Law, Georgia State University; John Lewis Fellowship Program Director, Humanity in Action Inc.), hosted by Humanity in Action Germany and NYU Berlin 

May 31

Germany's Colonial Past and Impact | Involvements on the African Continent 

Today, the Fellows learn about Germany’s colonial ties to the African continent, a history long neglected. In the morning, the Fellows embark on a tour through the African Quarter in the Berlin-Wedding district, where they see some vestiges of Germany’s colonial past. After the tour, they learn about some of its ramifications, which are present in the social dynamics of today. Finally, while visiting the German Bundestag, the Fellows meet with a Member of Parliament to learn about his perspectives concerning Germany’s current involvements on the African continent. 

  • Meet on street level at subway stop U6 Afrikanische Straße (corner with Müllerstraße)
  • Walking Tour: Germany and its Colonial Past with Joshua Kwesi Aikins (Political Scientist, Kassel University; Activist) 
  • Coloniality and Institutional Racism: Joshua Kwesi Aikins
  • Germany's Involvements on the African Continent: Balancing Economic Cooperation and Human Rights Protection with Charles M. Huber (Member of Parliament, CDU/CSU) 

June 1

Mindful in Leadership Kicking Off the Action Project Phase 

This morning, the Fellows meet with an expert who implements mindfulness in business environments, and together they reflect on how mindfulness relates to constructive leadership. In the afternoon, the Fellows’ attention is drawn to the Action in Humanity in Action. While all the Fellows are required to implement an Action Project within one year after completion of the Fellowship program, the projects may differ significantly in their thematic scope, size, methodology, and number of people involved. The Fellows discuss success and failure stories of previous projects. They also have the chance to share personal project experiences and to brainstorm initial ideas for their future projects. Office hours are available at the end of the day for Fellows with administrative or personal concerns. 

  • Fellows Discussion: Facilitated by Anoush Baghdassarian and Mohamed Karam Yahya (Fellows) 
  • Mindfulness in Leadership: Mounira Latrache (Founder and CEO, Connected-Business; Former Head of PR, Youtube Austria, Germany & Switzerland)
  • Fellow Perspectives: Tanashati Anderson (Fellow) 
  • Introduction to the Action Project Phase - Between Failure and Success: Johannes Lukas Gartner (Program Director), Louisa Klaßen (Program Coordinator) 
  • Working Groups: Share Personal Experience with Project Implementation
  • Share Findings with the Group
  • Brainstorming and Heartstorming: Action Project Ideas
  • Optional: Office Hours

June 2

Holocaust Remembrance 

Until 1945, more than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, built by the SS in 1936. Tens of thousands died of hunger and diseases as a result of forced labor or systematic extermination. From 1945 to 1950, the Soviet Union used the site as a labor camp. Over a decade later, in 1961, the German Democratic Republic (i.e. East Germany, 1949-1990) founded the Sachsenhausen National Memorial. Today the Fellows examine the histories connected to this place, particularly the Holocaust, and the persecution of minority groups and political opponents under National Socialism. The Fellows connect these histories to the present and reflect on their impressions. They share their knowledge of and experiences with remembrance cultures in their own communities. 

  • Departure from Gesundbrunnen Train Station, Train S1 (direction: Oranienburg)
  • Arrival at Oranienburg Train Station
  • Walk to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
  • Overview of Fellows' Expectations: Dr. Russell Alt-Haaker (Ph.D. Graduate of Washington University in St. Louis) 
  • Guided Tour: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen with Dr. Russell Alt-Haaker 
  • Individual Tour: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
  • Debriefing and Discussion
  • Departure from Oranienburg Train Station
  • Arrival at Gesundbrunnen Train Station 

June 3

Forced Labor Germany's Quest for Identity

Today, the Fellows examine forced labor during the Nazi era before discussing examples of labor exploitation today. The former labor camp Berlin-Schöneweide, the last well-preserved labor camp in Germany, illustrates the historical organization of labor exploitation by the Nazis. This day culminates in an analysis of the trajectory of Germany’s quest for national identity and a look at the ramifications of certain historical developments on German national consciousness and its position in Europe today. 

  • Guided Tour: Documentation Center Forced Labour
  • Travel to Kollwitzstraße
  • Germany and its Quest for National Identity: Gülay Gün (Project Manager, Hamburg Museum of Work; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Germany's Potentials and Limitations for the Stability of Europe: Dr. Henriette Rytz (Vice Chair of Humanity in Action Germany; Foreign Policy Advisor to Cem Özdemir, MP Bündnis 90/Die Grünen; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Carmen Glink Buján (Fellow) 
  • Revisiting Community Frameworks

June 4

Time for Self-Care

June 5

Action Project Development | Berlin's Memorial Landscape

Today, the Fellows have time to individually develop their project ideas, and learn about fundraising strategies to engage financial supporters in their endeavors. The Fellows define project goals, develop a project plan, and prepare to share their project ideas with the group. Through a combination of individual planning, collaborative work, feedback, and presentations, the group works together to support each other in their project development and improvement. In the afternoon, they visit Berlin memorial sites related to different victim groups of the Nazi era. 

  • From No-Budget to Low-Budget: How to Engage Financial Supporters With Your Action Project with Anne Stalfort (Fundraiser, arbeiterkind.de) 
  • Lunch: Individual Work on Action Projects
  • Share Action Project Ideas with the Group
  • Working Groups: Feedback on Project Ideas
  • Travel to Memorial Sites 
  • Guided Tour: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Memorial to the Victims of National Socialist 'Euthanasia' Killings, Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism, Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

June 6

Germany's Religious Landscapes | Jewish History | Antisemitism 

In order to better understand religious diversity in Germany today, the Fellows start with an examination of the historical developments that have over the last decades and centuries shaped the country’s religious landscapes. The Fellows then head to the Jewish Museum of Berlin, which was opened in 2001 and which continues to represent one of the largest of its kind worldwide. They may join one of two guided tours focusing on German Jews’ responses to National Socialism and the adaptations Jews underwent in the nineteenth century. In the afternoon, the Fellows meet with a Jewish activist and author to learn about and discuss his new book. 

  • From Past to Present: Religious Landscapes of Germany with Prof. Dr. Andreas Feldtkeller (Professor, Faculty of Theology, Humboldt University of Berlin) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Zaakir Tameez (Fellow) 
  • Lunch at Waldorf School  
  • Arrive at Jewish Museum and Pass Security 
  • Guided Tour: German-Jewish Responses to National Socialism
  • Guided Tour: Between Adaptation and Self-Determination - German Jews in the 19th Century
  • Meet in the Backyard by the Cloak Room
  • Walk to Alte Feuerwache 
  • Book Presentation: A Jew in Neukölin: My Path to Coexistence of Religions with Armin Langer (Co-Founder and Coordinator, Salaam- Shalom Initiative; Activist; Author)
  • Fellow Perspectives: Adam Stasiak (Fellow) 

June 7

Interreligious Dialogue | Anti-Muslim Racism | Islam in the Media

The day starts off with a Fellows Discussion, which is followed by a meeting with a reverend of The House of One, the world’s first planned house of prayer for three religions. The Fellows meet with an established activist to learn about the state of Anti-Muslim racism in Germany before talking to the Head of the Institute for Media Responsibility to critically examine the representation of Islam in the German media. 

  • Fellows Discussion: Facilitated by Julia Melanie Brandes and Michael Scott (Fellows) 
  • House of One: Three Religions Under One Roof with Eric Haußmann (Reverend, St. Mary’s Church and House of One) 
  • Anti-Muslim Racism in Germany Today: Ozan Keskinkılıç (Activist, Political Scientist) 
  • The Representation of Islam in the Media: Dr. Sabine Schiffer (Head, Institute for Media Responsibility)
  • Fellows Discussion: Facilitated by Kateryna Gaidei and Lidya Mesgna (Fellows) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Tetiana Piletska (Fellow) 

June 8

LGBTQ Realities | Queer Visions

This morning is dedicated to an overview of current LGB policies in Germany. A midterm evaluation of the program is held before the Fellows have lunch with the founder of the Queer Refugees Network Leipzig, an organization that empowers LGBTIQ* people seeking asylum, and with an activist who fled Morocco and received support from the network. After a Fellows Discussion, the day closes with a conversation about non-binary identities and a re- imagination of a society where gender categories are no longer static. 

  • The Status Quo of LGB Advocacy: Markus Ulrich (Press Spokesperson, Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD)) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Anoush Baghdassarian (Fellow) 
  • Midterm Evaluation
  • Lunch: Queer Refugees Network Leipzig: Eye-Level Cooperation and Solidarity with Tarek Mohamed Hassan (Founder, Queer Refugees Network Leipzig) and Jasmin Razzouk (Activist)
  • Fellow Perspectives: Iris Najjar (Fellow) 
  • Fireside Chat: Imagining Society Beyond the Binary with Lyra Pramuk (Activist and Artist), facilitated by Louisa Klaßen (Program Coordinator) 

June 9

Feminist Discourses: Past and Present

Today, the Fellows discuss feminism in different contexts. They hold discussions about the continuous presence of colonial ideas in feminist discourses, the power of social media to promote feminist thought, and the reasons why feminism is needed today. After lunch, the Fellows go to NYU to virtually meet with one of the first academics to study the Holocaust from a feminist perspective. In the evening, the Fellows are invited to join a vernissage at Galerie Kai Dikhas. 

  • Colonial Continuities in Feminist Discourses: Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad (Professor, Alice Salomon University of Applied Science) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Iason Tsoukalas (Fellow) 
  • #RadicalSolidarity - Why Feminism Maters Now More Than Ever: Anne Wizorek (Feminist Activist; Digital Media Consultant; Author) 
  • Walk to New York University (NYU) Berlin
  • Virtual: Women and the Holocaust with Dr. Joan Ringelheim (Former Director of Oral History, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) 
  • Walk back to Kollwitzstraße
  • Fellow Perspectives: Helen Kramer (Fellow) 
  • Fellows Discussion: Facilitated by Carmen Glink Buján and Zaakir Tameez (Fellows) 
  • Optional: Vernissage by David Hardy at Kai Dikhas

June 10 - June 20

Individual and Group Work on Action Projects

As the Fellows continue the conversations on human rights related, specific session are from now on dedicated to working individually and in small groups on developing the Fellows’ Action Projects. 

In the time periods of all the sessions carrying the title Individual Work on Action Projects, the Fellows may work at any location of their choice. However, a space for thinking will be available to them during most of these hours, in which staff members are also present for individual consultations on the Action Projects. 

June 10

Roma and Sinti Art | Diversity in Film and Theater

Today starts with a trip to Kai Dikhas, a gallery exclusively dedicated to exhibiting art of the Roma and Sinti, two minority groups whose persecution under National Socialism has continuously been neglected in the public discourse and who remain among the most marginalized communities in Europe. In continuation, the Fellows meet with two German actors who share their expertise and personal experiences concerning the representation of people of color in the German film and theater industries. 

  • Gallery Tour: Kai Dikhas with Jobst Moritz Pankok (Founder and Artistic Director, Galerie Kai Dikhas) 
  • The Depiction of PoCs in German Films and Theater: Jerry Hoffmann (Actor and Director) and Maryam Zaree (Actress and Director) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Yaşar Ohle (Fellow) 
  • Individual Work on Action Projects

June 11

Time for Self-Care

June 12

Labor Exploitation Today | Berlin's Divided History

Today begins with a visit to the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ), which gives insights into the ways Germany has dealt with its history of forced labor. The Fellows learn about the Foundation’s current engagements and future plans. Thereafter, contemporary forms of labor exploitation and human trafficking are addressed alongside a presentation of innovative campaign methods against these phenomena. In the afternoon, the Fellows join a guided tour through the Berlin Wall Memorial Site, which provides a historical lens to frame the division of Germany, the border regime, and the Cold War. 

  • The Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future - History, Present Projects, Future Vision: Dr. Andreas Eberhardt (Chairman of the Board of Directors, Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future) and Sonja Böhme (Senior Program Manager, Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future) 
  • Travel to Kollwitzstraße
  • Forced Labor in Germany Today: Paula Riedemann (Project Coordinator, Ban Ying Coordination and Counseling Center) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Magdalini Alexandropoulou (Fellow) 
  • Guided Tour: Berlin Wall Memorial Site with Miriamne Fields (Tour Guide) 

June 13

How to Pitch a Project | Non-Violent Communication 

A professional presentation and communication coach joins the Fellows for the entire day. The coach shares her knowledge and tips about how to effectively pitch projects. The day closes with input on how to maximize the impact of the Fellows’ future Action Project and how to navigate conflict and resolution with the use of non-violent communication. More specifically, the Fellows learn how to deliver various messages to anybody at anytime, without risking or fearing “break-down” or “conflict.” 

  • Workshop: How to Pitch a Project with Mona Shair-Wloch (Founder and Managing Director, key2advance) 
  • Develop Your Project Pitch: Mona Shair-Wloch
  • Test the Pitch with the Group & Collective Feedback: Mona Shair-Wloch
  • Fellow Perspectives: Mona Shair-Wloch
  • Workshop: From Conflict to Resolution: Non-Violent Communication with Mona Shair-Wloch

June 14 

Technological Change | German-Greek Relations in Context | Heterogeneous Classrooms

The Fellows start the day by individually working on their Action Projects. In the afternoon, they meet with the Director of change.org in Germany to look at the role of the internet in the context of social change. Afterwards, the Fellows learn about some of the neglected histories between Germany and Greece in order to historically contextualize German-Greek relations today. In a moderated discussion, the Fellows hailing from Greece debate around Greece’s contemporary crises and the gains and losses that have resulted from them. The Fellows wrap up the day with an examination of the challenges related to teaching German history in multi-diverse classrooms. 

  • Individual Work on Action Projects
  • Fellow Perspectives: Alexander Busold (Fellow) 
  • How the Internet is Scaling Social Change: Paula Peters (Global Director Learning & Development, change.org)  
  • German-Greek Relations in Context: Some History Behind the Headlines with Dr. Anna Maria Droumpouki (Historian; Scientific Coordinator of the Project "Memories of the Occupation in Greece," Free University of Berlin) 
  • Crises in Greece: Implications and Silver Lining: Panel Discussion with Magdalini Alexandropoulou, Maria Evangelia Garaki, Panourgias Papaioannou and Iason Tsoukalas (Fellows), facilitated by Georgia Soares (Program Intern) 
  • Teaching German History in a Multiethnic Classroom: Prof. Dr. Viola B. Georgi (Director of the Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion and Professor, Hildesheim University) 

June 15

Refuge and Asylum in Germany: Civil Society Solutions

This morning, the Fellows meet with the Center for Political Beauty spokesperson to learn about their politically motivated performance art and to discuss their aims and current campaigns. Afterwards, the Fellows find out about the work of Kiron, an organization that grants refugees access to higher education through digital solutions. The Fellows continue to reflect on Germany’s reception of refugees during their meeting with Holger Spör, an advisor on migration and refugee issues, who discusses Germany’s civil society solutions. 

  • Art Through the Eyes of the Centre for Political Beauty: Yasser Almaamoun (Spokesperson and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Center for Political Beauty) 
  • Kiron: German Startup Solutions for Global Refugee Education with Florian Rücker (Product Manager, Kiron) 
  • Civil Society Perspectives on the German Refugee Reception Culture 2015 to 2017: Holger Spöhr (Expert Advisor on Migration and Refugee Issues, Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Maria Evangelia Garaki (Fellow) 
  • Interkular: Refugees as Guides for Integration with Parwiz Shafizada (Integration Guide, Interkular) 

June 16

Social Entrepreneurship for Inclusion | Action Project Development | The NSU Trial 

Today, the Fellows learn about creative ways to ensure inclusion and accessibility through social entrepreneurship. The afternoon is dedicated to individual work on Action Projects and a session to evaluate where each of the Fellows is standing in regard to the Action Project development. In the evening, the Fellows learn about the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terrorist cell, from a lawyer who represents relatives of the victims. 

  • Fellows Discussion: Facilitated by Tetiana Piletska and Elaine Vilorio (Fellows) 
  • Case Study: Social Heroes - For Inclusion and Accessibility with Silke Georgi (International Affairs and Fundraising, Sozialhelden e.V) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Atia Qader Sadiq (Fellow) 
  • Individual Work on Action Projects
  • Feedback on Individual Work on Action Projects
  • NSU and Trial: More Questions than Answers with Dr. Mehmet Gürcan Daimagüler (Human Rights Lawyer) 

June 17

Reimagining Belonging

This morning, the Fellows meet for brunch with a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, who will present the educational documentary film project with WINGS and ROOTS. In the afternoon, the Fellows are introduced to further opportunities offered by Humanity in Action, including the Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship that gives selected participants the opportunity to work in the office of a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) or a Brussels- based non-governmental organization. 

  • Meet at Kollwitzstraß
  • Brunch: Reimagine Belonging - with WINGS and ROOTS, Isabel Schröer (Community Engagement Team Member, with WINGS and ROOTS; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Fellows Perspectives: Elaine Vilorio
  • Awaiting Opportunities within Humanity in Action: Anne Aulinger (MP Research Associate, German Bundestag; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) and Johannes Lukas Gartner (Program Director) 
  • Individual Work on Action Projects  

June 18

Time for Self Care

June 19

Political Islamism

This morning is dedicated to examining political Islamism in Germany and Europe. A Humanity in Action Senior Fellow presents his research on why some Muslims born and socialized in European democracies undergo Islamic radicalization. The afternoon is dedicated to the last Fellows Discussion in the program. 

  • Fellow Perspectives: Mohamed Karam Yahya (Fellow)
  • On the Causes of Political Islamism in Europe: Leon Valentin Schettler (Research Associate of the Collaborative Research Center - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Lidya Mesgna (Fellow) 
  • Fellows Discussion: Facilitated by Iris Najjar and Mateusz Olechowski (Fellows) 
  • On the Causes of Political Islamism in Europe

June 20

Meet the Founder | Farewell

The founder of Humanity in Action joins the Fellows this morning for a conversation about the origins and aims of the organization. Fellows are required to submit their Action Project plans via an online form in the afternoon. In the evening, the Fellows are invited to pitch their projects during a Farewell Reception.   

  • Fireside Chat: Meet Humanity in Action's Founder with Conversation with Dr. Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action, Inc.), facilitated by Georgia Soares (Program Intern) 
  • Fellow Perspectives: Mateusz Olechowski (Fellow) 
  • Final Evaluation of the Program
  • Deadline: Submit Project Plans Online
  • Refine and Prepare Project Pitches
  • Farewell Reception and Project Pitching

June 21

Time for Self-Care

June 22 to June 25

Humanity in Action International Conference in Berlin 

The conference starts in the afternoon of June 22. Registration opens at 16.30. For a detailed conference schedule, please check the conference program. 

 

Humanity in Action Germany also wishes to thank our partners, host families, Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. These contributions help to prepare outstanding students for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and the promotion of human rights. 

 

The Humanity in Action Berlin Fellowship is generously supported by:

 

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