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  • 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
  • From Tunnel Vision To Bridge Building: Religion In The Immigration Debate

    Ursa Ghazi wrote “From Tunnel Vision To Bridge Building: Religion In The Immigration Debate” 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 November 2015, an unprecedented number… Read More

    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Hope and the Seeds of Democracy

    Judith S. Goldstein delivered this speech at the 2016 Humanity in Action New York Conference at The New School on October 22, 2016. Goldstein is the Founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action, an international educational organization.  Humanity in Action is a non-profit and is non-partisan. That is our status, reaffirmed constantly by our board. However, we are meeting… Read More

  • Hybrid Wars in Post-Soviet Spaces as a Challenge to the West

    Iulianna Romanchyshyna wrote “Hybrid Wars in Post-Soviet Spaces as a Challenge to the West” 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. The collapse of the Soviet Union gave former… Read More

    Kiev, Ukraine
  • It’s Easier to be White in America. How Can We Fix It?

    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. It is categorically easier to be white in America than any other racial identity.  If a cashier is rude to me at a grocery store, I know that it is not because of my race. If I get pulled over by a police officer, I don’t worry… Read More

    Atlanta, GA
  • Learning, unlearning and being a white ally

    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. Learning  As the proverb reads, it takes a village to raise a kid. Education and shaping a young mind is a communal process where multiple factors as well as interactions with many people play crucial roles. It also takes a whole… Read More

  • Leninfall, Identity, and the Role of Government in post-Maidan National Discourse

    Kathryn McDonald wrote “Leninfall, Identity, and the Role of Government in post-Maidan National Discourse” as part of the 2016 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.   “Politics in post-communist societies is in large measure a politics of identity.” (1) This is the conclusion of Arthur H. Miller et al., whose analysis of successor states… Read More

  • Lessons From The Civil Rights Movement: Reflections On The Long Movement For Black Liberation From Atlanta To Amsterdam

    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. From July 5th to July 29th 2016 I’ve had the privilege to participate in the inspiring and transformative Humanity In Action John Lewis Fellowship program in Atlanta, Georgia. We delved into the fascinating history of the modern Civil… Read More

    Atlanta, GA