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How To Fix Democracy with Margaret Atwood
Season Three Episode Five "Democracy, citizenship, and dystopian fiction" features Margaret Atwood, an award-winning author, who has written numerous best-sellers including the 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. She and host Andrew Keen discuss Margaret's impressions of citizenship and the importance of fiction writers in a democracy. Dystopias, Atwood says, show us the future if we do not correct the mistakes of the present, and so writers of dystopian fiction aid democracies by showing the consequences of inaction.
How to Fix Democracy Live Session 9 with Ece Temelkuran
How to Fix Democracy hosted a live session with guest Ece Temelkuran on February 24, 2021. Hosted by Andrew Keen, they how to reimagine citizenship in our networked 21st century.
How To Fix Democracy with Tom Malinowski
Season Three Episode Four, "Can America Lead Again?" features Tom Malinowski, a U.S. representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district and was formerly the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in the Obama administration. He and host Andrew Keen discuss the stature of American democracy today in light of the Biden administration’s proposed global Summit for Democracy. Representative Malinowski also discusses his personal story of immigration to America and what it means to be an American citizen.
How To Fix Democracy with Bianca Wylie
Season Three Episode Three, "Smart Cities, Smart Citizens?," features Bianca Wylie. She is co-founder of Digital Public, co-founder of Tech Reset Canada, and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. In this episode, she discusses with Andrew Keen the architecture and geography of citizenship from our countries and cities to cyberspace. She argues that digital technology has blurred the lines between public and private spheres with adverse effects for citizenship and democracy. The solution lies with the state, Wylie says, which needs to take responsibility for understanding and shaping technology’s impact on society.
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.
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.