Pictured: Fellows and Senior Fellows at the 2015 Humanity in Action International Conference in The Hague. Copyright Strobe Pictures. 


The Humanity in Action International Conference is the annual gathering of emerging and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world. The 2017 International Conference was held from June 22 to June 25 in Berlin, Germany. 

The 2017 International Conference investigated the rise in nationalist sentiment, xenophobic rhetoric and political extremism across Europe and the United States, and the resultant challenges to transatlantic relations, European affairs and domestic policies on both sides of the Atlantic. The Eighth Annual International Humanity in Action Conference sought to give a platform to Humanity in Action Fellows to explore and formulate strategies to: counter right-wing populist, nationalist and extremist positions on both sides of the Atlantic; engage with individuals and communities that are committed to the political processes that form the basis of a strong democracy; reach out to individuals and communities that are drawn to nationalist and xenophobic policies and views; bridge the political, cultural and societal divisions in Europe and the United States; and digitally and virtually act in favor of the above mentioned goals.

The conference included keynotes, discussions and workshops with leading German, European and international experts. It also featured the annual Senior Fellow Reunion Dinner, skills training sessions, networking opportunities and tours within Berlin.

Please watch Humanity in Acton's Facebook page for information about the conference schedule and speakers. A full schedule and list of conference speakers is available on the Humanity in Action conference website.  


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