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  • 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
  • Slowly, Belgium Reckons with #MeToo

    Belgium's de facto position at the 'heart of Europe' means that there are always two parallel conversations taking place (three or four if you divide the country further into its regions.) But the #MeToo movement has swept up everyone. Politico, the newspaper I work for, uncovered the anonymous testimony of dozens of men and women who were harassed in the European Parliament, ranging from rape… Read More

    Belgium
  • Soldier's Home: Militarization Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Martha Bohrt wrote “Soldier's Home: Militarization Along the U.S.-Mexico Border” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.    The night of October 10, 2012, a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent shot and struck 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez ten times along the Nogales portion of the Arizona-Mexico… Read More

  • Talking Gaza: Some Practical Suggestions About How to Discuss the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    August 22, 2014 – Warsaw Konstanty Gebert is a journalist and international affairs commentator based in Warsaw. Konstanty has spoken to Humanity in Action Fellows in our Polish program and at our International Conferences in Sarajevo, Warsaw and Sønderborg in recent years. In August 2014, Konstanty began working with us in another capacity–as an advisor to our international… Read More

    Warsaw, Poland
  • The Banality of Genocide

    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. "The Banality of Genocide" is based on a talk Konstanty Gebert delivered at the first annual… Read More

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • The Educational Imperative

    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.   The Holocaust did not just happen or happen by accident– nor did the Iraqi genocide of… Read More

    Denmark
  • The Efficacy of Cooperation in Human Rights Promotion

    David Esarey wrote “The Efficacy of Cooperation in Human Rights” as part of the 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.    The promotion of human rights is perhaps one of the most elusive goals in modern international affairs. While many human rights workers view their claims as absolute there is an ever-present disconnect between discourse… Read More

  • The Flight and Rescue of Danish Jewry

    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. "The Flight and Rescue of Danish Jewry" was a talk delivered at the Humanity in Action Denmark conference "Civil Society: Reactions to the Holocaust" in Copenhagen, Denmark. It took place from September 30 to October… Read More

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Journal of Helene Berr

    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. "The Journal of Helene Berr" was a talk given to Humanity in Action Fellows in Paris in June 2010. Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is available for purchase as a Kindle eBook… Read More

    Paris, France