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  • Housing in Detroit | The Kerner Report 50 Years Later

    This is a chapter from the Kerner Report: 50 Years Later, written collaboratively by 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows in Detroit.  The population of Detroit, at its peak in the mid-twentieth century, was nearly 2 million. Today, there are roughly 770,000 people, of which over half are renters.[1]Much of this decline in population was aided by racially-motivated federal and state policies… Read More

  • Human Rights Diplomacy Amidst "World War LGBT": Re-examining Western Promotion of LGBT Rights in Light of the “Traditional Values” Discourse

    Kyle James Rohrich wrote "Human Rights Diplomacy Amidst 'World War LGBT': Re-examining Western Promotion of LGBT Rights in Light of the 'Traditional Values' Discourse" 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… Read More

    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks: Jan Karski and Stefan Zweig Audio

    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. "Jan Karski and Stefan Zweig" was a talk delivered at the Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, on June… Read More

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Introduction to Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks

    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. Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is available for purchase as a Kindle eBook on Amazon. These essays share a common base of concerns about pluralism, resilience, civic… Read More

    New York, NY, United States
  • Introduction to Shifting Paradigms

    by Johannes Lukas Gartner Johannes Lukas Gartner served as the editor for Shifting Paradigms (Humanity in Action Press 2016), a collection of research essays written by the 2015 cohort of Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows. He wrote the introduction of this book, which is available for purchase from Amazon.    Paradigm shifts occur when the usual or accepted ways of doing or… Read More

  • Is it OK to Say ‘#MeToo’ in Turkey?

    Turkey has also joined the "#metoo" campaign and a large number of people have described on social media what they had been through. There were diverse voices since some people thought that men should also be involved in the discussion, being both the perpetrators and, in some cases, the victims of assault. The writer Aslı Tohumcu evoked a public reaction because she wrote an article showing the… Read More

    Turkey
  • Judicial Diversity in North American and European Asylum Court Systems: A Literature Review

    Ava Morgenstern wrote "Judicial Diversity in North American and European Asylum Court Systems: A Literature Review" 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… Read More

    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • My Father, My Ally: The Role of Men in Promoting Gender Equity through Education

    Valeria Munt wrote “My Father, My Ally: The Role of Men in Promoting Gender Equity through Education” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship Growing up in a middle class neighborhood in Lima, I was privileged to have access to quality education. Whether school was a worthwhile endeavor for me was never questioned. In fact, my learning was… Read More

  • 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