2017 New York Conference


Inspired by the Humanity in Action International Conference, the New York Conference is a regional gathering for Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action.

We are focusing this year's New York Conference on "The State of the States," to survey public policy issues across a diverse group of U.S. states. Even though national politics dominate public debate, much of the battle for democratic freedoms, equality and human rights is on the state level. We will explore both political progress and retrenchment –– such as California's leadership on immigration and climate, and trans rights and "bathroom bills" in North Carolina and Texas. The event will feature keynotes, breakouts and site visits, as well as a Senior Fellow reunion dinner.

Schedule Speakers

The conference is hosted by The New School for the fifth year in a row. For details on speakers and subjects from previous New York Conferences, see below.

New School students are invited to attend the event for free. Please email conference@humanityinaction.org to receive a fee waiver code. 

Thank You

Humanity in Action thanks The New School for its support of the 2017 New York Conference. Humanity in Action also thanks the many individuals who make the New York Conference possible through their contributions and volunteer support. 



Past Conferences

See the below links to browse materials from previous conferences.

2016 Conference: Click here

2015 Conference: Click here

2014 Conference: Click here

2013 Conference: Click here

2012 Conference: Click here

2011 Conference: Click here