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  • Between Foreign Policy, Politics, and the Law: The United States Refugee Crises of 1980

    Carly Goodman wrote “Between Foreign Policy, Politics, and the Law: The United States Refugee Crises of 1980” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The research essay was first published in Shifting Paradigms (Humanity in Action Press 2016). The complete book is available for purchase on Amazon. In recent years, a refugee… Read More

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Black Feminism in the Context of German Society – Reflections on Active Engagement for Change

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Personal and individual as well as abstract and intellectual topical intersections were what caught my attention during the last four weeks which I was able to spend in Atlanta, GA.  Looking back, they were particularly striking and… Read More

  • Can We Blame Neoliberalism for Anti-Muslim Racism?

    Nina Łazarczyk wrote “Can We Blame Neoliberalism for Anti-Muslim Racism?” as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. Islamist extremists constitute about 0.007 percent of the whole Muslim population, which is a tiny fraction out of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. Most of those religious extremists fight locally in their own homeland against… Read More

  • Cities as the Forerunners of the 21st Century: An Interview with Benjamin Barber

    Thijs van Lindert wrote “Cities as the Forerunners of the 21st Century: An Interview with Benjamin Barber” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The research essay was first published in Shifting Paradigms (Humanity in Action Press 2016). The complete book is available for purchase on Amazon. Little by little, cities are… Read More

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Coalition Building: Foregoing the Idyllic Common Good

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.   If we can come to an agreement in a democratic society, should we assume that the consensus reflects the common good?  INTRODUCTION In my paper, I define “democracy/democratic society” and conceptualize… Read More

    Atlanta, GA
  • Destination – Unknown, Future – Uncertain: Coping with the Grim Realities of Forced Migration

    Roya Talibova wrote “Destination – Unknown, Future – Uncertain:  Coping with the Grim Realities of Forced Migration” as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.   On September 2, 2015, the world stood shaken by the images of Aylan Kurdi – a Syrian toddler of Kurdish origins, as his fragile body lay lifeless on a… Read More

  • Diversity and the Revolt of the Individual

    Pelin Ekmen wrote “Diversity and the Revolt of the Individual” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The research essay was first published in Shifting Paradigms (Humanity in Action Press 2016). The complete book is available for purchase on Amazon. Introduction How does one live if life is meaningless, (1) if we… Read More

    London, United Kingdom
  • Emerging Algorithms, Borders, and Belonging

    Renata Barreto wrote “Emerging Algorithms, Borders, and Belonging” as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship In August of 2013 while traveling back from a trip to Brazil, I encountered, for the first time, a set of blue and bulky stations at the George Bush Houston International Airport. Exhausted after a cramped, 6-hour flight from Rio de… Read More

  • Europe’s Migrant Reception Crisis, Eastern Europe’s ‘Crisis of Shame’

    An Interview with Konstanty Gebert conducted by Senior Fellow David Liebers David Liebers (DL): Poland’s refusal to accept refugees seems founded on the idea that doing so would traduce Polish identity. On those grounds, Britain could have refused asylum to survivors of the (Polish) Anders Army after 1945. What view would Poles have of Britain if it had done so? Konstanty Gebert (KG): If… Read More

  • Exclusion politics: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brexit case study and USA

    This essay was written as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. In this essay I will try to articulate the problems of the political rhetoric of fear of globalization through the lens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, The United Kingdom and USA elections. I know it seems like a lot but bear with me. I’m… Read More

    Atlanta, GA