Knowledge & Resources
Sharing knowledge is crucial to our mission. Browse work and wisdom from our organization and community.
All Knowledge and Resources
The Dark Side of Domesticity: Captivity Beyond Pandemics
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai, a literary scholar at the University of Duisberg-Essen, shares her thoughts on the similarities between (self-)quarantine in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lives of women in highly patriarchal societies, past and present.
From Public Health Crisis to Human Rights Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalised Groups in Uganda
Senior Fellow and doctoral researcher Tanja Dittfeld shares her thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the most marginalized in Uganda.
COVID-19: A Smokescreen for Homophobia
Senior Fellow Tanja Dittfeld writes on how the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda is being targeted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Yellow Peril" in the Age of COVID-19
I hope that when we look back on this unprecedented time, the pandemic is defined by these acts of kindness, empathy, collective cooperation, innovation, and scientific achievement. And yet, I fear that instead, for so many Asian Americans, this time will evoke memories of "yellow peril" in its ugliest forms.
“Social Distancing” will make Matters Worse
As we seek to do the right thing in the midst of the COVID-19 uncertainty, we are being told to practice “social distancing.” The intent is sound: we want to break the chain of infection by keeping our distance from other people. Yet the purpose of such actions is really “spatial distancing,” not social distancing.
Reflections on COVID-19
Clarity, I believe, gives strength. Hope is energizing. Engaging in common civic pursuit is emboldening. Voting is resistance. Resisting is what will restore our health.
Activating Yourself in the Time of Coronavirus
I have spent over a decade focused on caring for individuals who are scared about how to proceed with their lives in times of personal uncertainty. Patients who see me are often afraid about inflammation and/or deformities in their joints that are limiting, nervous about abnormal laboratory values, and downright frightened about how their futures might unfold.
Reflections on the “Public Charge” Rule
The “public charge” rule is a betrayal of the idea that anybody who works hard can make it in America. With it we betray not only immigrants seeking a new life here and those who came before them, like my grandparents—we also betray ourselves and the values we have claimed to espouse since our founding.
Humanity in Action Press
Discover some of the publications from our in-house publisher:
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.