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How to Fix Democracy with DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren
Season Three Episode Twelve "A Political Wilderness?" features DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, a queer artist, researcher, and organizer from Catawba Indian Nation and a Humanity in Action Landecker Fellow. He talks with host Andrew Keen about Catawba Nation views of property, democracy, and the environment in the search for an indigenous view of the meaning of citizenship.
How To Fix Democracy with Roya Hakakian
Season Three Episode Eleven "Citizenship July 4th," features Roya Hakakian, a writer and poet and the author of A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Talking just before July 4th, host Andrew Keen speaks with Roya about her own experience coming to the U.S. from Iran, the meaning of America’s Independence Day, and what we should think about during the holiday.
How To Fix Democracy Live Session with Ben Rhodes
The Bertelsmann Foundation North America, Humanity in Action, and the Canadian Institute for Citizenship hosted a live discussion about why democracy is so broken both in America and around the world and what we can do to fix it.
How To Fix Democracy with Wietse Van Ransbeeck
Season Three Episode Ten "Digital Democracy and Citizen Engagement," features Wietse Van Ransbeeck, the Co-Founder and CEO of the CitizenLab, a Brussels-based company that works with governments to enable public participation in decision-making. With host Andrew Keen, Van Ransbeeck discusses his goals to make citizenship easier by using new technology to help local democracy be more participatory.
How To Fix Democracy Live Session with Dr. Carol Anderson
The Bertelsmann Foundation North America, Humanity in Action, and the Canadian Institute for Citizenship hosted a live discussion about the Second Amendment.
Animated Film on Social Cohesion
Based on the Bilateral Comparative Social Cohesion Forum, held in October 2020, Humanity in Action released an animated short film.
How To Fix Democracy with Astra Taylor
Season Three Episode Nine "Democracy Through the Camera Lens" features Astra Taylor, an author and filmmaker whose documentary What is Democracy? covers much of the same ground How to Fix Democracy series, but with a different essential question in mind. In this interview, Astra Taylor and host Andrew Keen reflect on what they drew from ancient Athenian democratic practices in their respective quests to understand democracy and predict what it will look like (and sound like) in the future.
How To Fix Democracy with Eric Liu
Season Three Episode Eight "Citizen Power" features Eric Liu, the co-founder and CEO of Citizen University and the Director of the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program. In this episode that delves into the meaning of citizenship and the nature of power in politics, Liu and host Andrew Keen discuss contemporary conceptions of power in the United States and responsibilities of citizens.
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.