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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?
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.
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows: Protecting Democracy After Attack on US Capitol
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows gathered to debrief the violent January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol and the implications this assault has had on the future of democracy–an assault fueled by conspiracy theories and former US President Donald Trump himself. From there, they deliberated on how we can depolarize our communities and call civil society into action in order to protect and strengthen democratic societies.
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.
How to Fix Democracy with Adam Hochschild
The contradictions of human nature | Adam Hochschild discusses the contradictions within the history of democracy in Europe and America.
How to Fix Democracy Live Session 7
How to Fix Democracy hosted a live session with guests Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett on December 4, 2020. Hosted by Andrew Keen, they explained how America came together in the late 19th century and how we can do it again in the 2020’s.
How to Fix Democracy with Daniel Markovits
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, guest Daniel Markovits explains how the accumulation of human capital--the skills and education that enable advanced economies--has been captured by the elites.
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.