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What is a Shelter-In-Place Order Without Shelter?
In this article, Fellow Kendell Miller-Roberts calls for greater attention on the housing crisis in the United States, an issue predating the COVID-19 crisis and only being worsened by the pandemic.
How to Fix Democracy with Amity Shlaes
"As you can see from the stock market response, even the $2 trillion stimulus [during the coronavirus pandemic] did not save us. I tend to think that the private sector is going to be the salvation and that the market already recognizes that."
75 Years Liberation: Towards a more inclusive and sustainable commemoration
Yesterday was the National Remembrance day and today it's Liberation day in the Netherlands. Days that inevitably have our attention, but which we also question. The past years have been an increase in the amount of criticism about this ambiguous moment of commemoration. Is the Dutch National Remembrance inclusive and sustainable? And how can we use the lessons from the past to guide us into a better future?
My Community's Uphill Battle Against COVID-19
Growing up indigenous in the United States means living with the understanding that much of the United States is unaware of your existence. I attribute this to several things, the first being history.
How to Fix Democracy with Sarah Miller
"In the 1970s, the legacy of the New Deal had petered out. A new generation of leadership had come into Washington that did not have at the center this antagonistic, skeptical approach toward concentrated corporate and economic power."
Life Before and After COVID-19: A Doctor’s Perspective from Switzerland
“Iris, how is work? Hope you and your family are ok. Please stay strong.“ Ever since COVID-19 has hit Europe, I have been receiving messages of support from family, friends and nearly forgotten acquaintances on a daily basis.
How Humanity in Action Shaped My Recent Book on Human Rights
The book traces the role of human rights concerns in US foreign policy during the 1980s, focusing on the struggle among the Reagan administration and members of Congress. It demonstrates how pressure from Congress led the administration to reconsider its approach to human rights and craft a conservative human rights policy shaped by anti-communism and connected to selective attempts to promote democracy.
2020 Commemoration of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi
In honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tusti, Senior Fellow Noam Schimmel, Professor Lecturer at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, wrote the following reflection.
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On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermione Granger was a girl with a disability? Why is disability is rarely discussed in terms of diversity? Who are people with disabilities?
Pre-Genocide - Warnings and Readiness to Protect
An anthology of personal interpretations, by researchers and writers, about alarm bells and the readiness to protect prior to genocides. The essays in this volume focus on the 1930s before the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark - as well as the years before the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, this book is a collection of diverse essays, which tackle international relations and migration.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.