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  • Poland’s war with Jan Tomasz Gross

    This article was originally published at The American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies. It has been republished by Humanity in Action with permission. David Liebers is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow. Polish President Andrzej Duda has demanded a review of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland bestowed on historian Jan Tomasz Gross two decades ago. This move towards stripping the… Read More

  • Policing Race: Rethinking the Myth of National Exceptionalism in a Canadian Context

    Wendell Adjetey wrote "Policing Race: Rethinking the Myth of National Exceptionalism in a Canadian Context" as part of the 2014 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.  In one of the most significant speeches of the last century, Malcolm X admonished African Americans to embrace zealously electoral politics (i.e., the ballot) and resort to arms if the United States… Read More

    Toronto, Canada
  • Preface to Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity

    In 2014, Humanity in Action published Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity, a collection of ten research essays written by Fellows in the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. In this preface, Judith Goldstein and Anthony Chase, the volume's editor, discuss the origins of the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship and how diplomatic and international issues fit within Humanity in… Read More

  • Racial Justice and the Right to Vote in 2016 Audio

    NAACP President Cornell Brooks delivers the opening keynote of the 2016 New York Conference. Speaking on racial justice, voting rights and political discourse in the 2016 election, Brooks calls upon the Humanity in Action community to continue actively engaging with issues of democracy and diversity. To listen on iTunes, please click here.  For a podcast of the session, please listen… Read More

  • Reflections on Humanity in Action

    Published in 2014, Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is an anthology of written works by Judith S. Goldstein, the founder and executive director of Humanity in Action. "Reflections on Humanity in Action" was written in 2013. Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is available for purchase as a Kindle eBook on Amazon.   Almost 16 years… Read More

    New York, NY, United States
  • Religion and Human Rights in Europe

    Published in 2014, Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is an anthology of written works by Judith S. Goldstein, the founder and executive director of Humanity in Action. "Religion and Human Rights in Europe" was written on March 15, 2005. Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is available for purchase as a Kindle eBook on Amazon.   This… Read More

    New York, NY, United States
  • Remarks by Mariko Silver at 20th Anniversary Celebration Benefit

    Mariko Silver delivered the following remarks at Humanity in Action's Twentieth Anniversary Celebration Benefit on December 8, 2016, at Christie's in New York City. Silver is the President of Bennington College and a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow.     The story of Humanity in Action begins, at its heart, with Europe in 1933. In 1933, Europe was entering into a… Read More

  • Responsibility to Protect at a Crossroads: The Crisis in Libya

    Giselle Lopez wrote "Responsibility to Protect at a Crossroads: The Crisis in Libya" as part of the 2014 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The research essay was first published in Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity (Humanity in Action Press 2015). The complete book is available for purchase on Amazon.   Abstract This article examines the ethical… Read More

    Washington, DC
  • Shifting Paradigms: Pluralism and Policy Across Borders

    Shifting Paradigms  is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. Paradigm shifts occur when the usual and accepted ways of doing or thinking are found to no longer be fit for purpose. The rapid onslaught of new challenges the international order has faced in recent years make many feel that history is accelerating,… Read More

  • Sixty-Five Years Later: The Meaning of Humanity in Action

    In 2011, Humanity in Action published its first book, Reflections on the Holocaust. The essays collected in this volume were written by Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, board members and lecturers who participated in Humanity in Action's educational programs from 1997 to 2010.   My involvement with HIA is informed by my story as a child. I hid from German occupiers… Read More

    Netherlands
    Ed van Thijn