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Judith Goldstein

Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Judith S. Goldstein received a Bachelors degree from Cornell University in 1962 with a concentration on European and American history. As a Woodrow Wilson Scholar at Columbia University, she then studied for a Masters degree in European history and wrote her thesis on the “Mouvement Republicain Populaire and the Franco Vietnamese War, 1946 1954.” In 1972, Judith completed her doctoral studies at Columbia University after writing her dissertation on “The Politics of Ethnic Pressure: The American Jewish Committee Fight Against Immigration Restriction: 1906-1917.” This work was the beginning of a sustained concentration on immigration and diversity in America and Europe. She then continued to work at Columbia University over 10 years by focusing on an oral history project on Ethnic Groups and American Foreign Policy. In the late 1980s, she began to write a book on the integration of Jewish immigrants in Maine which William Morrow published in 1992. Subsequently, she worked as the Executive Director of Thanks To Scandinavia, started by the Danish pianist Victor Borge to acknowledge Scandinavians who resisted Nazism and protected Jews during the Second World War. In 1997, Judith founded Humanity in Action and began to serve as its Executive Director. She has an abiding interest in conservation and landscape design and history, especially as it relates to Maine and Mt. Desert Island. Want to reach out to Judith Goldstein? Feel free to e-mail.

Updated July 2019

More from Judith Goldstein

Judith Goldstein speaks with Nelson-Atkins Museum Director at the Champlain Institute

NEWS | USA | 02 August 2019

Founder and Executive Director Judith Goldstein speaks at the Champlain Institute: “Art: Dissent and Democracy”
Humanity in Action Screens New Film "On the Values of Humanity in Action"

NEWS | International | 07 July 2019

At the 2018 conference in New York, Humanity in Action asked Senior Fellows and community members to weigh in on the values of Humanity in Action.
2nd German-American-Israeli Comparative Social Cohesion Forum "Between Cohesion and Coercion"

NEWS | International | 17 April 2019

Senior Fellows and Board members of Humanity in Action represented the US cohort at the 2nd German-American-Israeli Comparative Social Cohesion Forum "Between Cohesion and Coercion", which took place in Nazareth.
Humanity in Action Short Film: "Make Reality"

NEWS | International | 16 April 2019

How to Fix Democracy Washington Symposium

Knowledge | Video | April 2019

At the Bertelsmann Foundation's Washington Symposium in April, 2019, we asked leaders from business, politics, and culture to respond to the question: “How do we fix democracy?” These are their answers.
Thank you to our 2019 US Review and Admissions Committees

NEWS | USA | 02 April 2019

Interview Ai WeiWei

Knowledge | Video | June 2018

Humanity in Action is pleased to share a 32 minute video of an hour-long conversation on the role of art and organizations like Humanity in Action in upholding civil democracies and humanity in our current, turbulent times with Judith Goldstein and the renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at his studio in Berlin.
Thank you to our 2018 US Review and Admissions Committees

NEWS | USA | 03 April 2018

On Migration: Historical Reflections for New Perspectives

Knowledge | Article | June 2017

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Thank you to our 2017 US Review and Admissions Committees

NEWS | USA | 05 April 2017

Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders

Knowledge | Publication | October 2016

Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
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John Lewis Fellows Reflective Essays 2016

Knowledge | Publication | October 2016

Introduction to the 2016 John Lewis Reflective Essays

Knowledge | Article | October 2016

Thank you to our 2016 US Review and Admissions Committees

NEWS | USA | 05 April 2016

Thank you to our 2015 US Review and Admissions Committees

NEWS | USA | 01 April 2015

Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity

Knowledge | Publication | January 2015

Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity is a collection of essays from the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, which tackled international relations from a diversity perspective.
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Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks

Knowledge | Publication | July 2014

Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks is an anthology of written works by Judith Goldstein, the Founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action. In this collection, Goldstein explores the central themes of Humanity in Action and its educational programming: human rights, the Second World War and the Holocaust, diversity, religious freedom, race relations, civil society and the arts.
Humanity in Action- Collected Essays and Talks
Civil Society and the Holocaust: International Perspectives on Resistance and Rescue

Knowledge | Publication | July 2013

In 2013, Humanity in Action Denmark held a conference in Copenhagen to mark the 70th anniversary of the flight and rescue of Danish Jewry. This book was published in association with the “October 1943” conference. The anthology examines how European societies dealt with the knowledge of the Nazi persecution of Jews in very different ways before, during and after the Holocaust.
Dr. Judith Goldstein's Remarks at the 2012 Humanity in Action Conference

Knowledge | Video | June 2012

Dr. Judith Goldstein, Founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action, delivers remarks at the 2012 Humanity in Action International Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dr. Judith Goldstein's Remarks at the 2012 Humanity in Action Conference
Reflections on the Holocaust

Knowledge | Publication | July 2011

The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.
Preempting the Violence That Comes of Intolerance

NEWS | USA | 18 November 2005

Washington Post feature on Humanity in Action's mission and the announcement of Core Program in the US.
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Knowledge | Publication

Introduction to Humanity in Action: Collected Essays and Talks

Knowledge | Article

The Myth of Anne Frank

Knowledge | Article

Alone with Charlotte Salomon

Knowledge | Article

The Presence of the Past: Confronting the Nazi State and Jim Crow

Knowledge | Article

Visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Knowledge | Article

Preface to Civil Society and the Holocaust: International Perspectives on Resistance and Rescue

Knowledge | Article

Detroit: The Grand Experiment

Knowledge | Article

Atlanta and Berlin: The Cross Currents of Racism and Restorative Justice

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