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  • Diplomacy in 3D, 4D and Beyond

    Kia Hall wrote "Diplomacy in 3D, 4D and Beyond" as part of the Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. Kia Hall holds a PhD in international relations from American University and is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Diplomacy and Diversity 2014).  Abstract This essay explores the opportunities, tensions and contradictions of a transatlantic program about diplomacy… Read More

    United States
  • Diversity in France

    On November 29, 2005, one month after outbreak of urban riots in the French outer cities, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin agreed to a TV interview with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour. She asked pointed questions about French inequality and discrimination and race. Didn’t “poverty and racism” explain the rates of unemployment among minority youth that were… Read More

    United States
  • For a Postcolonial Ecocritical Approach to International Relations

    Jake Robert Nelson wrote "For a Postcolonial Ecocritical Approach to International Relations" 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. Nelson is a Foreign Service Officer in the… Read More

    Washington, DC
  • From #MeToo to #WithoutMe: How French Elites Led the Country to Turn Its Back on Women.

    As a few French actresses came out as victims of Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, the story was quickly picked up in the French media. The father of one of the actresses, former TV anchor Antoine de Caunes, declared in a radio show that he hoped that the movement of women denouncing Weinstein would encourage more anonymous victims to speak out.  As De Caunes hoped, it took a few days… Read More

    France, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Governing Diversity: The Unexposed Rules of Engagement within the Justice System of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Jasmin Hasić wrote "Governing Diversity: The Unexposed Rules of Engagement within the Justice System of Bosnia and Herzegovina" as part of the Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. Jasmin is a PhD candidate at LUISS Guido Carli of Rome and is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow. He particapted in the Humanity in Action Fellowship in Germany in 2009 and the Diplomacy and… Read More

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Governing the Web: A New Battlefield For Power

    Nadiya Kostyuk wrote “Governing the Web: A New Battlefield For Power” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.    “Internet is for everyone – but it won’t be unless we make it so” Vint Cerf, co-founder, Internet Society, and co-author of TCP/IP (1)   Twenty years ago, the World Wide Web (WWW) was… Read More

  • Growing Equity: Philanthropy, Government and Social Enterprise in Minnesota's Sustainable Food System

      Senior Fellow Terin Mayer (United States 2009), wrote "Growing Equity: Philanthropy, Government and Social Enterprise in Minnesota's Sustainable Food System" as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship.     How are philanthropists, policy-makers, social entrepreneurs, and farmers collaborating to create broad-based economic… Read More

    Minnesota
  • Helping Our New Neighbors: Volunteering and Philanthropic Giving in Latino Organizations

    Senior Fellow Fabiana Perera wrote "Helping Our New Neighbors:Volunteering and Philanthropic Giving in Latino Organizations" as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship.   There are approximately 54 million Latinos living in the United States. This group, which makes up close to 17% of the country’s population has some unique needs,… Read More

    Washington, DC
  • Homecoming and Identity: A Short Story

    Audrey Hsieh wrote "Homecoming and Identity: A Short Story" as part of the 2014 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.  Introduction and Acknowledgements This story blends my experiences in the U.S. Army with the Arab-American experience to assist in narrating the story of Staff Sergeant Leila Al-Juneid, a Lebanese-American Civil Affairs soldier returning from Iraq. SSG… Read More

    Washington, DC
  • Hope in the Shadows: Male Victims of Sexual Assault in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Miya Cain wrote "Hope in the Shadows: Male Victims of Sexual Assault in the Democratic Republic of the Congo" as an MPP student at the Harvard Kennedy School building upon research she conducted through the Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. She is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Diplomacy and Diversity 2014).  Abstract As a result of ongoing conflict, poverty and… Read More

    United States