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How to Fix Democracy with Leon Botstein
"The most difficult thing about democracy is that it does something people don't want to do, and that is to take responsibility for their own lives."
How to Fix Demcracy with Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader believes that democracy is about civic organization, not just public opinion. He reminds the public that there is something that politicians want more than money from special interests: your vote.
How to Fix Democracy with John Ralston Saul
"Democracy is not a fancy beast!" Canadian political philosopher and writer John Ralston Saul discusses how the crisis in democracy today is self-inflicted and intentional.
How to Fix Democracy with Constanze Stelzenmüller
Contanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses how domestic problems have led to disruptions in foreign policy - turning international allies into enemies.
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How to Fix Democracy with Maria Ressa
Maria Ressa, CEO and Co-Founder of Rappler and a Time Magazine's 2018 Person of the Year, discusses the effects of President Duterte's election on the distortion of facts through his attacks on the war on drugs as well as her experiences as a target of propaganda campaigns.
How to Fix Democracy with Norman Ornstein
Resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute Norman Ornstein describes how his publication titled "Why Republicans Are to Blame" led him to lose many friends.
On the Values of Humanity in Action
We recently asked a few of our alumni about what they see as Humanity in Action's community values. Here's what they had to say.
Humanity in Action Press
Discover some of the publications from our in-house publisher:
On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermiona 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, Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity is a collection of essays from the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, which tackled international relations from a diversity perspective.
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.