About the Carr Center:

The mission of the Carr Center, like the Harvard Kennedy School, is to train future leaders for careers in public service and to apply first-class research to the solution of public policy problems. Our research, teaching and writing are guided by a commitment to make human rights principles central to the formulation of good public policy in United States and throughout the world.
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Join Us, Wednesday, November 5, 12, 19 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Leading Nonviolent Social Movements: Tactics for Success, a 3-day HKS Executive Education Workshop.

Join us for an interactive 3-part online workshop exploring the tactical strategies behind nonviolent social movements. The workshop, Leading Nonviolent Social Movements: Tactics for Success, will be led by Douglas A. Johnson, Faculty Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at HKS and Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Djinovic, founders of the Centre for Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS).

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Sept 22: The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced the launch of a new research program, The Policy Consequences of the U.S. Decision to Use Torture as an Instrument of War.

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Sept 19: The Harvard Global Health Institute welcomed Sharmila L. Murthy, JD, MPA, for an informal conversation on “Why should we care about water, sanitation, and hygiene? A women's issue, human rights concern and global governance challenge.” Murthy is a former Research Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights.

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Sept 9: Tim McCarthy launched The A.R.T. of Human Rights, which “seeks to use the arts and humanities to explore the most pressing human-rights issues of our time,” he said.

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July 25: Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has appointed Artyom Geghamyan as Armenian deputy justice minister, the press office of the government reported on Friday. Geghamyan is a former Carr Center research Fellow.

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June 26: Sharmila L. Murthy, a visiting scholar at HKS, highlights 'Why Access To Toilets Is A Women's Rights Issue.' In her latest article, Murthy describes how a lack of adequate sanitation disproportionately affects women, and puts them at risk for violence.

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June 25: The Dorchester Reporter, The Codman Square Health Center's 2014 Community Service Award will be awarded to Timothy P. McCarthy for his work with the Clemente Course in the Humanities. He will be awarded alongside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and a keynote address will be given by Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Recent Publications:

Journal Article: Israel’s Associated Regime: Exceptionalism, Human Rights and Alternative Legality; Federica D'Alessandra, Carr Center Fellow, 2014-15 - Utrecht Journal of International and European Law 30-46 August 19, 2014.
Working Paper: “Three Images of Trade: On the Place of Trade in a Theory of Global Justice,” Mathias Risse, Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy and Carr Center Core Faculty - February 15, 2014.
Video File: “Keynote address: 'We Must Do Better: The LGBTQ Movement and the Paradox of Progress',” Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Director, Sexuality, Gender & Human Rights Program - Inaugural LGBTQ Graduate Student Conference, Harvard University February 1, 2014.
Carr Working Papers Series: “Voices from the Frontline: Addressing forced marriage within the United States,” Vidya Sri, Carr Center Fellow, 2013-14 - October 4, 2013.
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What's New:

April 7: Tufts University Podcast, Listen to Carr Center Faculty Director Douglas A. Johnson as he discusses his career as a human rights activist, organization builder and teacher as well as the process of becoming a human rights professional in a podcast interview conducted by students from Tufts University.
March 20: NEW!! Carr Spring Human Rights Speaker Series: "The Obama Human Rights Policy: The Unfinished Agenda." Hear from some of the leading voices in human rights, who from within the Obama Administration wrestled with moral dilemmas like Guantanamo, drones, Libya, and Syria.
February 7: As part of their spring speaker series, on Friday, February 7, Carr Center Fellow Federica D'Alessandra delivered the presentation, "Transitional Justice: Enhancing the Right to Health through Truth Commissions" at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for International Development.
October 29: Juba, South Sudan, Carr Center Fellow Luka Biong Deng Kuol recently met with the Chief of General Staff of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army (SPLA), the South Sudan Inspector General of Police, and the South Sudan National Security Director to discuss concerns put forth by the international community regarding the human rights situation in South Sudan.
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