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Interview with Ai Weiwei - A Sneak Peak

July 16, 2018

Reknowned Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei sat for a one-on-one interview with Humanity in Action Founder and Executive Director Judith Goldstein to discuss the role of art and organizations like Humanity in Action in upholding civil democracies and humanity in our current, turbulent times.

Humanity in Action is pleased to share a one minute sneak peak of the hour-long, exciting conversation… Read more

Statement on Family Separation on the U.S. Border

June 23, 2018

There are many lessons Humanity in Action Fellows have studied in the histories of our member countries. One is that building camps to hold innocents should always raise acute alarm and be subject to intense scrutiny. Another is historical moments when, in the name of safeguarding the body politic of a nation, actions are taken that are later understood to have debased its spirit insofar as… Read more

Humanity in Action's 2018 John Lewis Fellowship

June 18, 2018

The 2018 John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta begins in three weeks. This year's edition will scrutinize the past 50 years since 1968, or "Human Righs Year", as designaed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. What has changed since Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, the Fair Housing Act and Women's Liberation Movement? Currently, the 26 selected Humanity in Action Fellows –– university… Read more

Humanity in Action Announces the Publication of the 2018 European Fellowship Agendas

June 14, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Humanity in Action is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 European Fellowship agendas. Each national program has worked diligently to create engaging, informative and dynamic programs to prepare a new cohort of Fellows to confront the many challenges to human rights and democracy that our societies face.

Humanity in Action is an international educational… Read more

2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit

June 13, 2018

Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit begins in less than a month. Currently, the 22 selected Fellows –– university students, recent graduates and young professionals –– from eight countries meet online to discuss the reading materials and to get to… Read more

Announcing 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows

May 16, 2018

May 10, 2018 — Humanity in Action is pleased to announce the names of the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows. Humanity in Action Fellows are young leaders who are dynamic, entrepreneurial and passionate about changing the world. These 158 Fellows will participate in the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States. 

Humanity in Action is an… Read more

Registration is Open for the 2018 International Conference in Strasbourg

April 20, 2018

April 20 – We are thrilled to announce that registration for the Ninth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference is now open! The International Conference will take place from July 5-8, 2018 in Strasbourg France. Humanity in Action is grateful to the… Read more

Humanity in Action Announces 2018 Professional Fellowships

April 17, 2018

We are thrilled to announce this year's slate of four Professional Fellowships offered exclusively to Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.

The Fellowships give Senior Fellows the opportunity to work with frontline organizations across the United States on some of the most important issues of 2018 –– voting rights, racial justice, technology, civil liberties, healthcare,… Read more

Judith Goldstein Reflects on Vision and Current Affairs

April 03, 2018

April 2, 2018 –

I have been thinking a great deal about ‘seeing’ in both the physical and metaphoric senses. Eight months ago, I went for an annual visit to the ophthalmologist in Maine. All went well; no changes in the prescription glasses. She made light mention of cataracts, but nothing of concern. In the fall, I noticed that reading print on a screen was a bit… Read more

12 Senior Fellows on #MeToo's International Impact

February 02, 2018

In the past several months, the #MeToo Movement has gained momentum across American industries and communities and has spread to many other countries. Many have hailed #MeToo as a major step forward in women’s rights and gender rights, while others have criticized elitist and exclusionary aspects of the movement.

We asked Fellows and Senior Fellows to share reflections on #MeToo… Read more