Humanity in Action Releases PERSPECTIVES Magazine

November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017  — Humanity in Action is pleased to share the new release of PERSPECTIVES, a magazine of articles authored by Senior Fellows and other writers close to the organization.

The three issues of PERSPECTIVES provide a rich set of research, opinion articles and interviews that are at the center of the organization’s work. Humanity in Action invited its community to discuss the most complex challenges of democracy and pluralistic aspirations, largely in regards to migration and integration.

Several of the featured articles derive from the Diversity and Diplomacy Fellowship Program, a three year initiative which concluded in 2016. In its final year, the program took place in Washington D.C., Berlin and Warsaw. It brought together 24 American and European graduate students for an intense and intellectually challenging program on international relations and global diversity. Each participant was asked to conduct research and write an article drawing upon the themes of their program. We are proud to share a selection of these articles with this new publication.

The first issue of PERSPECTIVES was released in Berlin in June 2017 at the Eighth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference, the annual gathering of Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members, friends and partner organizations. Featuring articles that seek to challenge some of the negative rhetoric in discourses about migration and integration, the first issue is now available for download here.

Today, we are excited to release the second issue of PERSPECTIVES, in which Senior Fellow David Liebers interviews the Polish journalist and activist Konstanty Gebert on Poland’s role in the recent and ongoing European refugee reception crises. The issue also features articles by two of our 2016 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows – Lizbeth Arias and Jessica Tollette – who share their research on the realities behind child migrant policies on both sides of the Atlantic and on successfully designing integration policies that look beyond the traditional integration models, respectively. Find the second issue available for download here.

With PERSPECTIVES, Humanity in Action seeks to invite its community of Senior Fellows and others interested in these issues to discuss the enduring complexities of democracy and pluralism. We look forward to sharing the third issue of PERSPECTIVES soon.

Download Volume I  Download Volume II


The 2016 Diplomacy and Diversity cohort was selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants representing a diverse mix of national and ethnic backgrounds. These Fellows met with influential leaders in government, multinational corporations, and nongovernmental organizations to explore how the United States and Europe have responded to a variety of international concerns related to pluralism.

2016 Diplomacy and Diversity Senior Fellows

Lizbeth Arias, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Renata Barreto, University of California, Berkeley

George Bogden, University of Oxford

Tanja Dittfeld, Lund University

Tamikka Forbes, American University

Andreas Holzinger, Sciences Po Paris and Freie Universität Berlin

Kyla Johnson, The George Washington University

Alen Kerić, University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna

Jennifer Kuklenski, University of Southern Mississippi

Matthew Kustenbauder, Harvard University

Xianzhi Lafond, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Nina Łazarczyk, Uppsala University

Kathryn McDonald, The George Washington University

Moises Mendoza, Columbia University

Ashley Portillo, Columbia University

Oskar Raczycki, University of Warsaw

Hanya Riedl, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva

Rohit Sudarshan, Tufts University

Roya Talibova, University of Michigan

Jessica Tollette, Harvard University

David Truong, Harvard University

Mike Videler, University of Amsterdam

Suong Vong, University of Texas at Austin

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