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  • Not My Cup Of Tea

    In an October 2017 opinion piece published by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, historian Daniela Hooghiemstra spills her tea on #MeToo and its manifestations in our national context, and, really, it is anything but sweet. From its title – calling the movement “humorless and one-dimensionally puritanical” – to its conclusions – ‘women who take issue with… Read More

    Netherlands
  • On Antisemitism

    December 27, 2015 – Warsaw The appalling rise of violent antisemitism in Europe in this century is by now a well-established fact. We also know its main features: it largely draws on well-springs of hatred in the Muslim communities, including both citizens and migrants, which derives in turn from their mainly religious reading of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This partially explains the… Read More

    Warsaw, Poland
  • On Refugees

      November 7, 2015 – Warsaw The refugee issue is the single most important challenge facing the EU today, indeed, the biggest challenge the Union has been faced with since the fall of Communism. It has already generated powerful splits, both between different member states and within them. It pits those who face the brunt of the problem either because of geography (Italy, Greece,… Read More

    Warsaw, Poland
  • 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

  • Pushing Past the Trending Hashtag

    The recent conversations around the #MeToo movement have proved to be empowering, necessary, and long overdue. While the realities of sexual assault and harassment were not news to many of us, the visibility created by publicly sharing our stories has forced everyone to confront our present conditions.  The #MeToo movement has both raised our social consciousness and brought some amount of… Read More

    United States
  • 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