2008 News Archive

December 23: White House Press Release, Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act is signed into law.

September 3: Carr Center Fellow Radwan Ziadeh interviewed on Alhurra (in Arabic).

July 31, 2008: Rory Stewart named Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

June 18: Carr Center Fellow Fatima Tlisova wins Amnesty International 2008 Media Award.

June 3: Fatima Tlisova, Carr Center Research Fellow, will present an informal seminar, "Russia's Circassian Problem" at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

May 30-31: Carr Center co-sponsors "Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing: Triggers for R2P?" with Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Intrastate Conflict.

May 20: Carr Center Fellow Glenn Sulmasy appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to testify on Detentions at Guantanamo Bay.

May 17: Carr Center Faculty Samantha Power gives commencement speech at Pitzer College.

May 12: Carr Center Fellow Glenn Sulmasy speaks on "Specialized Courts" at the Federalist Society, Chicago, IL.

May 8-10: The Carr Center co-sponsored conference on Human Rights and the New Global Order.

May 7: Carr Center Fellow Glenn Sulmasy, presents to Lawyer's Group, San Francisco, CA: "The Changes in 2009 in The Legal Framework on the War on al Qaeda."

May 5: Fatima Tlisova, Carr Center Research Fellow, received a Hellman/Hammett grant. Hellman/Hammett grants are awarded to outstanding writers who have been victims of political persecution. The grant program is funded by the estate of American playwright Lillian Hellman and is intended to help focus attention on repression and censorship around the world.

April 9: Carr Center Fellow Dexter Filkins interviewed on Charlie Rose about and his new book, "The Forever War."

April 8: Harvard Kennedy School Forum Event: "After Guantanamo Bay...The Way Ahead." (view video)

April 7: Carr Center Fellow Ana Julia Jatar discusses current issues in Venezuela, The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

April 1: The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy co--sponsors "The Responsibility to Protect and the I nternational Criminal Court: America's New Priorities"

March 28: Carr Center Fellow Arif Jamal speaks at Bard College, on Pakistan.

March 26: Carr Center Faculty Affiliate Timothy Patrick McCarthy has won Derek Bok Center Certificates of Distinction in Teaching for his fall 2008 undergraduate courses. Dr. McCarthy's courses received remarkable student ratings of 4.9 and 4.7 (out of 5.0).

March 25:The Huffington Post: Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner addresses the significance of the de Baca nomination to the on-going battle against modern day slavery.

March 25: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY: Carr Center fellow E. Benjamin Skinner continues to travel widely, working to bring the complex issue of Sex Trafficking to the public forum.

March 25: Carr sponsored seminar brings together leading world experts to debate the arguments surrounding organ sales, trafficking, and transplant tourism.

March 24: White House Press Release: President announces nomination for State Department position to combat trafficking. Luis C. de Baca poised to become Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

March 17: The Times of London, UK: In a speech at Chatham House, Carr Center Faculty Director Rory Stewart cautions not to mistake Afghanistan for Iraq.

March 16: Sarah Sewall moderated a public discusion with actor, activist Mia Farrow. At the JFK Jr. Forum.

March 10: Andrea Rossi, Director of Measurement and Human Rights Program, lectures on "Economics and Human Rights: lessons from policy making", Milan, Universita’ Bocconi, Faculty of Economics.

March 5: Carr Center's Measurement and Human Rights Program conducts seminar: "Research with Hidden and Marginal Populations — Issues and Complexities," Dublin, Trinity College  School of Social Work and Social Policy.

Feb. 29: Carr Center Fellow Glenn Sulmasy, panelist on "The National Security Constitution," St. John's Law School.

Feb 26: Carr Center Fellow Jon Tracy quoted in the Washington Times: "U.S. Paid $42.4 Million To Iraqis: Sum covers 'collateral' damage; number compensated unknown."
Feb 26: Carr Center Fellow Glenn Sulmasy quoted in The Associated Press: "Moussaoui appeal says lawyers unfairly prohibited from discussing classified evidence."

February 25: USA Today, McLean, VA: Greg Carr's recent rebuilding of a school in Mozambique forms the centerpiece of this Bob Shacochis editorial.

Feb 25: NSHR Research Associate Tyler Moselle quoted in "When to Drop the Hammer

Feb 20: Carr Center Faculty, Samantha Power, Virtual Book Tour, "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World."

Feb 13: Carr Center Fellow Glenn Sulmasy on NPR: Detainees Charged as Sept. 11 Conspirators.

Feb 12: Carr Center Fellow Glenn Sulmasy quoted in 6 Gitmo detainees charged in terror attacks.

Feb 11: Carr Center Director Sarah Sewall on CBC News: "Painful Progress."

February 6: The Harvard Crimson, Cambridge, MA: Carr Faculty Affiliate Jacqueline Bhabha moderates the panel discussion, “Peacekeeping: Can the U.N. Meet the Challenge?” at the JFK Forum.

February 1: Carr Center Receives Gift to create the Traub-Dicker-HKS Summer Research Fellowship.

Jan 31: Carr Center Faculty Samantha Power quoted in The News International on the World Economic Forum in Davos.

January 29: Rory Stewart, Carr Center Faculty Director, talks about Afghanistan, its people, its challenges, and what it's like to walk across it during a presentation at Boston University.

Jan 20: Carr Center Faculty Samantha Power quoted in The New York Times on violence in Darfur.

Jan 17: Carr Center Faculty Samantha Power featured in Good Magazine.

Jan 10: Carr Center Director, Sarah Sewall, interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nation.

Jan 10: Carr Center Director, Sarah Sewall, quoted in "For US, Goal Is Now 'Iraqi Solutions'," The Washington Post.

January 9: Joint Carr Center NSHR Program / U.S. Special Ops Command symposium, “Overlooked and Understudied Counterinsurgencies,” highlighted in the latest issue of Tip of the Spear, the official publication of the U.S. Special Operations Command.