News & Events

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

HIA Germany Hosts Workshop on European Political Transitions

May 10, 2011 Tags: hia programs

HIA Germany hosted a conference in early March entitled “European Transitions from Dictatorship to Democracy in the late 1980’s.” Supported by the European Union Lifelong Learning Program and run by HIA Germany Program Director Anne Stalfort, the conference hosted thirteen EU residents (including five Senior Fellows) representing thirteen different nationalities.

The… 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 Poland Introduces New Educational Project Focusing on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

January 10, 2011 Tags: disability rights, entrepreneurship

NIE/PEŁNO/SPRAWNI: Uprzedż Uprzedzenia! (Looking for the Cure: From Patients to Citizens) was successfully launched on December 10th, 2010, with a panel discussion and a subsequent presentation on the program's goals and structure.

The panel discussion allowed guests to discuss the issues related to the rights of persons with disabilities with some representatives from that community,… 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

Over 200 Participants Gathered in Amsterdam for HIA’s First Annual International Conference

July 12, 2010 Tags: amsterdam, hia conference

Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board Members and friends of HIA joined together for three days of an intense and inspiring program.

The program included:

  • discussions, workshops, film screenings, and the opportunity to meet nearly 200 outstanding young leaders in the HIA community;
  • Presentations from leading academics and activists, politicians and journalists,…