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Just in 2017 and 2018 we engaged over 1,000 speakers who shared their perspectives with 8,774 participants at our events.

Recent Speakers included:

Carol Anderson

Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University

John Lewis

United States Congressman

Marietje Schaake

Member of the European Parliament

2003 Amsterdam Fellowship

Konstanty Gebert

Associate Fellow, European Council for Foreign Relations

Aydan Özoğuz

Member of the German Bundestag, SPD

Prof. Dr. Nivedita Prasad

Professor, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin

Dr. Svetlana Broz

Founder and Director of the Sarajevo office of the international NGO Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide (GARIWO)

Wenzel Michalski

Germany Director, Human Rights Watch

Rev. Cornell Brooks

Board Member Humanity in Action, Inc.

Dimitris Christopoulos

Professor of Comparative Politics, Panteion University Athens

Yonous Muhammadi

President of the Greek Forum of Refugees and a Bureau Member of the European Migration Forum in Brussels

Tanya Washington

Professor of Law at Georgia State University, College of Law

Kafilat Adeola Naomi Aderemi

2018 John Lewis Fellowship

Laura Batalla Adam
Ron Chernow
Sergey Lagodinsky

Member of the European Parliament, Green Party

Igor Crnadak

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andrea Young

Executive Director, ACLU of Georgia

Dr. Klaus Scharioth

Board Member, Humanity in Action Germany

Maximilian Popp

Journalist, Der Spiegel

Sophie Pornschlegel

Project Manager, Democracy Lab

Dr. Jasminka Džumhur

Human Rights Ombudsperson of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Michael Schober

Associate Provost and Professor of Psychology, The New School

Robert Friedman

Senior Editor, Bloomberg News

Karen J. Greenberg

Director, Center on National Security, Fordham University

Dr. Niklas Maak

Arts Editor, Franfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Architect and Annual Visitor, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Ben Allen

California State Senator

1999 Amsterdam Fellowship

Dr. Roslyn Pope

Author and Activist

Nani Jensen Reventlow

Director, Digital Freedom Fund

2009 P!oneer Fellowship

Luisa Maria Schweizer

Advisor to the Board of Directors, Foundation EVZ

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Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.


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