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HIA Releases Trailer for Its First Film, "Just People"

January 03, 2012 Tags: bystanders, diversity, film, holocaust education

HIA has partnered with the acclaimed Dutch filmmaker Annegriet Wietsma to produce the organization's first film—one that would reach a large audience and share HIA educational concerns, messages and goals.

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Grants Now Available for HIA Senior Fellows

October 25, 2011 Tags: action projects, hia events, hia programs, senior fellows

Humanity in Action is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Dutch government that will allow it to fund projects developed by HIA Senior Fellows.

All Senior Fellows are invited to apply for grants from HIA ranging from €500 to €5000. HIA encourages collaborative applications from groups of Senior Fellows.

Humanity in Action Organizes "Exploring Diversity in France" with the Embassy of France in Washington

October 06, 2011 Tags: diversity, france, senior fellows

Humanity in Action is pleased to announce "Exploring Diversity in France," a special discussion series sponsored by the Embassy of France in Washington, DC.

"Exploring Diversity in France" will take place at four American universities from October 11 to 18, 2011. This program was developed in partnership with Humanity in Action, Read more

Humanity in Action Publishes "Reflections on the Holocaust"

August 29, 2011 Tags: genocide, holocaust, publications

It is with great pleasure that Humanity in Action shares its first book publication, Reflections on the Holocaust.

The essays collected in this volume were written by Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, board members and lecturers who have participated in its educational programs from 1997 to 2010.  HIA programs focus on the obligation to understand genocide,… Read more

Humanity in Action Expresses Condolences for the People of Norway

July 25, 2011 Tags: norway

Humanity in Action would like to express its deep condolences to the people of Norway following the tragic events there on July 22nd. As we learn more about the Norwegian massacre and the madness of one individual, it is increasingly clear that the events have particular meaning and horror for Humanity in Action.

According to the latest reports, Anders Behring Breivik justified the… Read more

HIA Hosts its 2011 International Conference: "Towards More Just Societies: Learning from History"

July 05, 2011 Tags: hia conference

Over 200 Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and distinguished guests gathered for the 2011 HIA International Conference at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Berlin from June 30 - July 3. During the International Conference, HIA presented interdisciplinary lectures, skills-building workshops and interactive discussion groups with leading speakers and exhibit presentations of grassroots… Read more

2011 Pat Cox-HIA Fellows in the European Parliament

March 11, 2011 Tags: hia programs, pat cox, european parliament

The Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship is a three-month professional internship with Members of European Parliament, accompanied by weekly seminars on human rights, minority rights and international relations. The program is open to alumni of the HIA Fellowship and this year, the participants represent seven countries and the past three years of summer fellowship.

HIA is pleased to announce the… Read more

2011 Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship Placements

February 25, 2011 Tags: hia programs, lantos

The Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship is a four-month professional fellowship in Washington, DC, supported by Humanity in Action and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice. The Lantos-HIA Congressional Fellowship is now in its 11th year.

HIA is pleased to announce the 2011 Lantos Fellows and their professional placements:

Jeff Hochstetler - Rep. Anthony Weiner… Read more

HIA Featured in the Wall Street Journal

December 25, 2010 Tags: senior fellows appeal

Humanity in Action was featured in the December 24 edition of the Wall Street Journal in the "Donor of the Day" column.  

The article, "Training Ground for Human-Rights Leaders," is about HIA and the philanthropic commitment of Senior Fellows to HIA's future.

The HIA article is available below and can be viewed on the Wall Street Journal website by Read more

Running for Humanity in Action: Supporters of HIA France Team Up to Run the New York City Marathon

December 06, 2010 Tags: fundraising
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Adam Day, Sara Rendtorff Smith, Brett Garrett and Philippe Diversy don’t have much in common: neither age, nationality, health status, or running experience bring them together. Adam and Sara both work at the UN, but in different sections, and Philippe and Brett both spent the summer in France, but Philippe was in Bretagne, while Brett was an HIA Fellow in Lyon. In fact, before last… Read more