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How To Fix Democracy with Richard Bellamy
Season Three Episode Two, "Active, equal, and collective," features Richard Bellamy. He is Professor of Political Science at University College London and the author of "Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction". For him, being a citizen today is being an “active and equal participant in sustaining cooperative and collective goods in your community.” However, the current idea of citizenship contains paradoxes, faces challenges, and is in constant flux. Bellamy and host Andrew Keen explore the whole picture of citizenship as it has been and as it is today.
Reshma Persaud: Can the Biden administration alone fix US democracy?
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Reshma Persaud reflects on the January 6, 2021 violence at the US Capitol. She emphasizes the important role of local level actors in protecting democracy.
Erica Dorn: How can we strengthen democratic institutions?
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Erica Dorn reflects on the state of US democracy after the violent storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Adam Echelman: What do you expect from the Biden administration?
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Adam Echelman shares his view on the global influence of the new US administration.
Asha Shajahan: What have the events of January 6th brought to light?
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Shajahan reflects on the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th and highlights the threat misinformation poses to democracy, the uncertainty of the future, and whether these events are representative of the US as a nation.
Sharon Chin: What does extreme polarization mean for democracy?
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Sharon Chin discusses the implications of extreme polarization on democracy. This was part of a debrief call following the violent attack on the US Capitol on January 6th.
How To Fix Democracy with Adrienne Clarkson
Season Three Episode One, "Citizenship and belonging," features Adrienne Clarkson. She is co-founder of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the former Governor General of Canada. Madame Clarkson and host Andrew Keen discuss her story of coming to Canada, learning what it meant to be Canadian, and her journey to becoming Governor General of the country. Along the way, she formed important ideas of what citizenship and belonging means in Canada and around the world.
How to Fix Democracy Live Session with Jelani Cobb
The Bertelsmann Foundation North America, the Canadian Institute for Citizenship, and Humanity in Action held a live session of How to Fix Democracy with Dr. Jelani Cobb, acclaimed New Yorker writer and Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.
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.