2010 News Archive

David Yanagizawa-Drott December 29: The Christian Science Monitor, Carr Faculty Affiliate David Yanagizawa-Drott discusses the Satellite Sentinel Project, a groundbreaking effort, backed by actor George Clooney, to employ satellite imagery to prevent wide-spread civilian casualties in the Sudan.
Charlie Clements December 18: The Boston Globe, “Either rights are indivisible and universal or they are not,” asserted Charlie Clements, Carr Center executive director; one of a series of brief quotes included in a recent Renée Loth op-ed.
Gerard Russell December 16: USC Annenberg School of Communication News, In this interview, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell, one of 23 signatories to a recent open letter to President Obama, a letter critical of the overall strategy and recent military assessment of the Afghan war effort, discusses that letter and the reasoning behind it.
Gerard Russell December 16: Foreign Policy, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell suggests that economic incentives may offer hope that Afghanistan's neighbors, which supported rival sides in the Afghan civil war, might see an advantage in a peaceful settlement this time around.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone December 15: The Harvard Crimson, Timothy McCarthy, director of the Center's Human Rights and Social Movements Program, along with two other researchers, has been awarded a $730,000 Ford Foundation grant for their "Face Value Campaign," an effort to shed light on stereotypes and anxieties about people in the LGBT community and their perceived effects on children.
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy December 13: The Harvard Crimson, On Human Rights Day 2010, the Carr Center and the HKS Institute of Politics screen a new documentary on the Armenian genocide. The event, which took place in the Kennedy School's John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, included an introduction by Charlie Clements and a post-film panel discussion.
Siddharth Kara December 10: The Boston Globe, Carr Center Fellow with The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, discusses his work and addresses some common misconceptions about slavery in this Globe "Ideas" interview.
Gerard Russell December 5: The Christian Science Monitor, Former British diplomat, now Carr Center Fellow, Gerard Russell is quoted in a recent article discussing the impact of the latest WikiLeaks disclosures and their potential harm to diplomatic efforts worldwide.
December 3: The Harvard Gazette, Carr Center sponsors highly successful "Razor's Edge" conference and seminar on principled dissent. The events highlight the stories of four professionals who sacrificed everything to follow their principles.

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Rory Stewart November 26: ESI Newsletter, Rory Stewart, Carr Center Faculty Director (currently on leave, serving as a British MP) participates in a public debate sponsored by the European Stability Initiative: "Interventions, state building and the future of European Foreign Policy."
Zeena Zakharia November 20: Gebran G. Tueini Fellow Zeena Zakharia delivers a paper at the the 2010 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in San Diego, California. Her paper, "En/gendering Political Participation in Schools: Heroic Resistance and Schooling in Beirut's Southern Suburb" is based on 21 months of field research at ten religious and secular schools in Greater Beirut.
Gerard Russell November 19: CBC Radio News, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell participates in a segment of CBC's (Canada radio) flagship news program "The House," commenting on Afghanistan and the Lisbon summit.
Glenn Sulmasy November 18: The New York Times, Glenn Sulmasy, former Carr Center fellow and professor of law at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, contributes to a recent Times discussion of the Ghailani verdict. Long an advocate for a true national security court system, Sulmasy views the trial as prime example of why such a hybrid system is essential in the "age of terror."
Siddharth Kara November 15: The Harvard Crimson, Crimson picks up the news of Siddharth Kara's award of Yale's Frederick Douglass book prize. The Center's Human Rights & Social Movements Director, Timothy McCarthy, is also quoted in the story.
Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi November 11: The Global Post (online), "After eight months of acrimonious deadlock, Iraqi political parties have finally made a politically fragile but significant step," notes Carr Center Associate Fellow Razzaq al-Saiedi in the latest in a series of reports detailing progress in creating a functional Iraqi government.
Siddharth Kara November 10: Harvard Kennedy School News, Kennedy School announces Trafficking Fellow Siddharth Kara's achievement as a co-winner of the 2010 Frederick Douglass Award. The award is given by Yale University in recognition of the best non-fiction book on slavery. Kara's book, "Sex Trafficking" is the first book on contemporary slavery to receive the award.
Gerard Russell November 9: Parliamentary Minutes, House of Commons, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell provides evidence before the British Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on the topic of "the UK's foreign policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan."
Siddharth Kara November 8: Yale University press release, Carr Center Fellow, Siddharth Kara, named co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Frederick Douglass Award at Yale University for the best non-fiction book on slavery. His book, "Sex Trafficking" is the first book on contemporary slavery to receive the award.
Sam Gregory November 1: NEW! January Course in Video Advocacy. We are very excited to announce that a new Human Rights course has been added for the January 2011 term. Sam Gregory, HKS MPP'00 will be teaching IGA-350M - Human Rights Advocacy Using Video and Related Multimedia.

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Tim McCarthy at the microphone October 29: The Christian Science Monitor, Timothy McCarthy, director of the Human Rights and Social Movements program, is consulted regarding the potential historical significance of the "March to Restore Sanity and/or Fear."
Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi October 27: The Global Post (online), Carr Center Associate Fellow Razzaq al-Saiedi notes that, with media attention now shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan, it's easy to forget that the Iraq of today still has no government.
Trafficking Program Icon October 26: Carr Center Web Site, Trafficking PAE Funding Available. Funding is still available to support PAE work through the Sunny Dupree PAE Award. Established by Kathryn Wasserman Davis and Sunny Dupree, the award supports global peace through combating human trafficking. Application deadline Nov. 5!
Michael Semple October 21: Financial Times, Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple remains skeptical of recent media reports suggesting that leaders of the Afghan insurgency are edging towards the negotiating table. Nonetheless, he notes, there are still good reasons to begin laying groundwork while fighting continues.
Sharmila Murthy October 13: Carr Center Fellow Sharmila Murthy named a "Pathways to Power 2011 Women's Leadership Fellow" by the ADI Impact Center. The award recognizes Murthy as one of 12 "outstanding individuals who epitomize what it means to be an emerging leader."
The MARO Project October 13: United States Army Functional Concept for Protection: 2016-2028 TRADOC Pam 525-3-5, The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Protection addresses MARO in its discussion of full-spectrum operations. "Future Army forces must be prepared to conduct MARO as part of full-spectrum operations. In support of mass atrocity response operations, the future force must have the capability to protect a certain group (the victims) from another group (the perpetrators)."
Michael Semple October 12: Financial Times, Michael Semple, Carr Center fellow with the Afghanistan-Pakistan Program, voices skepticism at administration claims that negotiations between Karzai's government and the Taliban might move forward any time soon.
Trafficking Program Icon October 10: Harvard Kennedy School News, Kennedy School web site highlights Carr Center photo exhibit focusing on human trafficking. The exhibit, titled "Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power," was organized by the Center's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-day slavery.
Gerard Russell October 6: The Guardian (UK), In making the case that Syrian poet Adonis should win the Nobel prize for literature, Gerard Russell, fellow in the Center's Afghanistan Pakistan Program, points out that Europe does not hold a monopoly on literary talent.
Gerard Russell October 6: Foreign Policy, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell, discusses Bob Woodward's latest book, Obama's Wars, and makes note of at least one glaring omission.
Andrea Rossi October 4: The Huffington Post, Director of the Carr Center's Measurement and Human Rights Program, Andrea Rossi, discusses the next frontier of human rights policy as one grounded in an evidence-based approach, how advocates and activists should engage policymakers, and bridging the divide between human rights and mathematics.
Tyler Moselle October 1: “Natural Evil in Politics,” a research paper by former Acting Executive Director Tyler Moselle, is selected for inclusion at the Simposios III Congreso Colombiano de Filosofia, one of the largest philosophy conferences in South America.
Siddharth Kara September 24: CNN, An investigation by Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara into child labor associated with the 2010 Commonwealth Games is picked up by CNN.
Michael Semple September 22: Computer World, Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple is consulted as part of a Computer World article discussing Iceland's proposal to become a net safe haven for on-line activists.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone September 20: The Nation, In a recent address at Harvard Morning Prayers, reprinted in The Nation, Director of the Center's Human Rights & Social Movements Program Timothy McCarthy looks back on the days after 9/11 and, as he did 9 years ago, encourages peacemaking as an active, conscious choice.
Makkika Kaur September 9: The Harvard Gazette, Mallika Kaur, M.P.P. '10 and coordinator of the Carr Center's Kashmir Initiative awarded Sheldon Traveling Fellowship to support her study and writing on gender issues in Indian-administered Kashmir.
2010 Carr Center Open House September 8: 2010 Carr Center Open House a big success! Food, drinks, mingling and introductions by Fellows and Faculty made this year's Open House both informative and fun.

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Elliott Prasse-Freeman September 8: The Irrawaddy, Carr Center Research Associate Elliott Prasse-Freeman examines the symbolic politics of law in Burma, attempting to address the question: if there is no rule of law, why attempt to utilize legal channels to effect change?
Radwan Ziadeh September 3: Resolve Magazine, Former Carr Center Fellow Radwan Ziadeh emphasizes the centrality of the Golan Heights in resolving the ongoing Israeli-Syrian Stand-Off in “SYRIA: Prospects for Peace with Israel.”
Siddharth Kara September 2: Variety, The feature film “Trafficking,” written and produced by Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara, is on track for production. Actress and director Nandita Das has signed on to direct.
Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi September 1: The New York Times, On the eve of the official end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, New York Times contributor and Carr Center Associate Fellow Razzaq Al-Saiedi reflects on the war, his country, and shared suffering.
Paul Fishstein September 1: The Globalist, In the face of souring public opinion of the Afghan war effort, it would seem that the value of a solid conception of Afghan history cannot be overrated. Paul Fishstein, Carr Center Fellow with the State Building and Human Rights Program, provides an overview of Afghanistan's modernization efforts from 1880 to 1978.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone September 1: The Daily Beast, Will the Republican Party follow Ken Mehlman's lead and step out on gay rights? Historian, and Director of the Carr Center's Human Rights & Social Movements Program, Timothy McCarthy imagines a future where the GOP starts talking like Harvey Milk.
Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi September 1: The GlobalPost (online), After more than 7 years, Iraqis are still scrambling to forge a working government. Carr Center Associate Fellow Razzaq al-Saiedi asks, "The US Army has left Iraq. Now what?"
The MARO Project September 1: National Defense University Press, A Research Paper from the Africa Center for Strategic Studies published by the National Defense University Press, “Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights from Africa” by Paul D. Williams, discusses civilian protection challenges in Africa and analyzes how to enhance political and military options. This paper references the MARO Project's Military Planning Handbook as “the most useful current thinking on military protection” since it fills a doctrinal gap and proposes military approaches to civilian protection.
Kashmir Seminar Series August 30: Carr Center Announces Advisory Board of its Kashmir Initiative. The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is pleased to announce the appointment of three distinguished academics to serve as an Advisory Board for its Kashmir Initiative, an effort designed to facilitate dialogue and promote research on the territorial conflict in Kashmir.
Charlie Clements August 28: Portland Press Herald, Carr Center Executive Director Charlie Clements talks about his own personal journey from Air Force officer to peace activist, a journey that took him, among other places, from piloting C-130's in Vietnam to saving lives as a physician in El Salvador's civil war.
The MARO Project August 26: Robert Rotberg's new book, "Mass Atrocity Crimes: Preventing Future Outrages," includes a chapter by Sarah Sewall, "From Prevention to Response: Using Military Force to Oppose Mass Atrocities." In it she urges "systematic and coordinated preparation for a MARO in the event that prevention fails" and shows how MARO planning can support non-violent prevention efforts to forestall the outbreak of mass killings.
The MARO Project August 24: RUSI (Royal United Services Institute) Journal, TRADOC Commanding General Martin Dempsey, in the annual Kermit Roosevelt Exchange Lecture, discusses mass atrocity response as part of the US military's “wide area security” mission set. [RUSI Journal Issue: Jun 2010, Vol. 155, No. 3]
The MARO Project August 19: United States Army Operating Concept: 2016-2028 TRADOC Pam 52 5-3-1, For the first time ever, the Army Operating Concept specifically addresses MARO and references Mass Atrocity Response Operations: A Military Planning Handbook. "Future Army forces must be prepared to conduct a mass atrocity response operation (MARO) as part of full-spectrum operations. MARO depends on the detection and prevention of genocide, and if prevention fails, seeks to halt the violence as quickly as possible to set conditions for lasting peace."
Gerard Russell August 16: Foreign Policy, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell discusses the value and possible benefits of a public, U.S. security guarantee for both Iraq and Afghanistan in “Staying for the longer-term in Iraq and Afghanistan?”
Carr Intern Jude Muyanja August 13: Hauser Center, An interview with Carr Center Intern Jude Muyanja is featured in the International Justice section of the Harvard Kennedy School's Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations' on-line news.
Siddharth Kara August 10: World Politics Review, “Sex Trafficking: A Global Overview,” by Siddarth Kara, Carr Center Fellow with the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, is featured in a new WPR series “The Dark Side: Sex in Global Affairs.”
Michael Semple August 9: The Irish Times, Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple tries to understand the recent killing of 10 aid workers in Afghanistan, and speculates about what it might indicate about Afghan society.
The MARO Project August 5: United States Senators Feingold and Collins introduce a non-binding resolution on the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. The resolution recognizes that the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity is a national interest of the United States. It also urges the President to review current capacities to respond to genocide and analyze current doctrine and training required to respond to a mass atrocity.
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy August 3: The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is proud to announce that Shoubo Rasheed Jalal and Zeena Zakharia are this year's recipients of the Gebran G. Tueni Human Rights Fellowship award. These awards, established by a gift from the Hariri Foundation-USA, allow two individuals from Lebanon or Iraq to conduct research at the Carr Center in the coming year.

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Sarah Sewall August 1: Impact, The work of Sarah Sewall, Faculty Researcher and Director of the MARO Project, is featured in ”Thinking About How to Stop Genocide” in the latest edition of the Kennedy School's quarterly research newsletter.
Gerard Russell July 31: BBC News, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell and former Center Director Rory Stewart are among those consulted for a BBC article highlighting one of the central problems with working in Afghanistan: it's a country that even the experts know very little about.
Elliott Prasse-Freeman July 26: Democratic Voice of Burma, Human Rights and Social Movements Program Research Associate Elliott Prasse-Freeman examines how power in Burma functions, particularly regarding its effect to constrain and animate politics, in a thought-provoking three-part series “Retaking Power in Burma.”
Michael Semple July 26: The Telegraph (UK), Regarding the recent WikiLeaks revelations, Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple advises that probably the most important first response is simply to retain perpective.
Siddharth Kara July 20: CNN, Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara begins a ten-week investigative series for CNN. Kara will travel to urban and rural regions in several south asian countries, investigating issues of human trafficking and child labor.
The MARO Project July 15: The U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) includes news of the MARO Handbook release in its most recent newsletter.
Photo: Mike Theiler/European Pressphoto Agency July 15: The New York Times, Panelist and participant in several Carr Center events, recent Kennedy School graduate Ashley Judd talks about her connection to the Carr Center, what brought her to Harvard, and the significance of public service.
The MARO Project July 11: White House Press Office, President Obama, in a statement commemorating the 15th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica said, “We have a sacred duty to remember the cruelty that occurred here, and to prevent such atrocities from happening again...And we have a responsibility to future generations all over the globe to agree that we must refuse to be bystanders to evil; whenever and wherever it occurs, we must be prepared to stand up for human dignity.”
The MARO Military Planning Handbook July 1: Mass Atrocity Response Operations: A Military Planning Handbook was reviewed in the July issue of the journal International Affairs (The Royal Institute of International Relations). Reviewer Paul Williams said, "The [MARO Handbook] needs to be exported to other governments. Only when an international critical mass develops will the excuses for passivity in the face of genocide really dry up."
Sarah Sewall July 1: Sarah Sewall's paper "NATO and Complex Operations: the challenge of responding to mass atrocity" now available in the NATO Defense College's Forum Paper "Complex Operations: NATO at war and on the margins of war."
Sarah Sewall July 1: Sarah Sewall's paper “NATO and Complex Operations: the challenge of responding to mass atrocity” now available in the NATO Defense College's Forum Paper “Complex Operations: NATO at war and on the margins of war.”
Internationl Affairs July 1: International Affairs, Mass Atrocity Response Operations: A Military Planning Handbook was reviewed in the July issue of the journal International Affairs (The Royal Institute of International Relations). Reviewer Paul Williams said, “The [MARO Handbook] needs to be exported to other governments. Only when an international critical mass develops will the excuses for passivity in the face of genocide really dry up.”

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Rima Merhi June 25: Gebran Tueni fellow Rima Merhi invited to participate in a panel on the Middle East at the Peace and Security Summit taking place in New York. The summit, organized by the International Center for the Study of Radicalization and National Defense University, will bring together 400 leading policymakers, diplomats, senior officials and experts from across the globe.
Gerald Knaus June 17: European Stability Instititute (online), An op-ed by Carr Center Fellow Gerald Knaus concerning the dispute between Greece and Macedonia went on to become front-page news in most Macedonian daily papers. See “A Proposal for breaking the Macedonian deadlock: A matter of trust.”
Matt Waldman June 14: The Times (UK), A report by Carr Center Fellow Matt Waldman for the London School of Economics makes a strong case that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, the ISI, may be directly supporting the Taliban.
US Govt Item June 14: U.S. Dept. of State Press Release, U.S. State Department releases the 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the release at a press event in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.
Gerald Knaus June 4: BalkanInsight.com, “High Noon in Slovenia - A Referendum and the Future of Balkan Enlargement,” co-authored by Carr center Fellow Gerald Knaus. Slovenian citizens vote on a question with huge implications for their nation's future foreign policy and beyond.
The MARO Project June 4: U.S. Holocaust Museum Press Release, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement on Obama Administration's Proactive Stance on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities and Genocide.
Michael Semple June 3: The Irish Times, After theatre of Afghan peace conference, a real process to engage the insurgents must begin, writes Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple in “Taliban Ghosts Haunt Peace Forum.”
Gerard Russell May 29: CBC Radio One: "Dispatches", Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell discusses President Karzai in this radio interview with Scott Taylor of the CBC.
Gerald Knaus May 28: European Council on Foreign Relations Policy Brief, On the eve of an important EU-Balkan summit in Sarajevo, Carr Center Fellow Gerald Knaus, in collaboration with other researchers, traveled to Brussels to present a policy brief to European foreign ministers and other EU officials.
Rima Merhi May 27: The Harvard Crimson, Gebran Tueni Fellow Rima Merhi highlights the challenges faced by the Druze community in modern times, and urges Harvard to develop a minorities program in the near future.
The MARO Project May 27: Release of the 2010 National Security Strategy: The White House releases the 2010 National Security Strategy which contains strong language on the potential need to use military means to prevent and respond to genocide and mass atrocities.
The MARO Project May 17: Analysis and Recommendations of the Group of Experts on a New Strategic Concept for NATO is released. “NATO 2020: Assured Security; Dynamic Engagement,” recognizes the potential for NATO to be called upon to respond to genocide and recommends that NATO clarify its position on supporting the UN in such instances.
Christina Bain (Photo: Jessica Scranton) May 15: Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Christina Bain's work, as Director of the Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking, is featured in a recent issue of Smith Alumnae Quarterly.
Gerard Russell May 14: BBC News, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell provides extensive analysis of President Karzai's recent remarks at the USIP, and the spin both administrations are working so hard manage, in "Karzai's diplomatic language in US charm offensive."
Gerard Russell May 11: The New Republic, In thinking about how Afghan President Hamid Karzai's administration might move forward, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell draws insightful parallels with the evolution of another familiar leader, Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq.
Rima Merhi May 8: The Boston Globe, With this article in the Boston Globe on the ailments of sectarianism in the Arab world, Gibran Tueni fellow Rima Merhi reminds us of Gibran's famous pledge to unite Muslims and Christians.
The MARO Military Planning Handbook May 5: The MARO Project publishes Mass Atrocity Response Operations: A Military Planning Handbook, the culmination of two and a half years' efforts to develop concepts and tools to address the concrete and practical challenges of using military force to halt ongoing mass atrocities. Announcement events in Washington DC and Cambridge, MA.
The MARO Project May 4: WIRED, MARO Project Director Sally Chin is quoted in Nathan Hodge's piece; “Pushing the Pentagon to Prevent Genocide.” Chin told Hodge, “the 2006 National Security Strategy states that the US may be required to stop genocide or mass killings through armed intervention — but until the 2010 QDR, no official source directed the military to prepare or plan for such a contingency.” The article goes on to outline the current US administration's areas of concern for the outbreak of mass atrocities and how the MARO Project is helping to fill the gap in military planning.
Matt Waldman May 3: The Washington Post, Carr Center Fellow Matt Waldman's extensive background researching the lives and motivations of Afghan insurgents is drawn upon, once again, in this article exploring the feasibility of current "reintegration" schemes.
Timothy McCarthy April 29: The Harvard Gazette, Historian Timothy Patrick McCarthy, one half of the "radical" team behind The Radical Reader anthology, joins forces, once again with co-author John McMillian, to produce Protest Nation: Words that Inspired a Century of American Radicalism.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone April 28: The Harvard Crimson, Timothy P. McCarthy '93, HKS lecturer and Carr Center faculty affiliate, participates in a Kennedy School panel discussion on same sex marriage. The diverse panel featured a cross-section of opinions, including representatives from both religious and advocacy groups.
Timothy McCarthy April 28: Charleston Gazette, Timothy McCarthy, director of the Center's Human Rights & Social Movements program, will deliver a lecture, entitled “On Radicalism and the Humanities,” tonight at the University of Charleston.
Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini April 28: The Harvard Crimson, Carr Center “Music and Human Rights” event with Italian pop singer Jovanatti draws a large crowd as he encourages students to fight against poverty.

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GRHR Conference Poster April 22: The Harvard Crimson, Crimson article highlights second annual Gay Rights as Human Rights Conference. Hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School, the conference is part of the University-wide recognition of the month of Gaypril, and addresses LGBT advocacy in developing countries.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone April 18: The Daily Beast, In “Obama's Cautious Gay Strategy” Human Rights & Social Movements Director, Timothy McCarthy wonders: when will the president commit to the bold leadership he promised?
Rima Merhi April 17: The Arabic Hour, An interview on Arabic Hour with G. Tueni Fellow Rima Merhi discussing recent Lebanese politics, and Palestinian refugee issues in Lebanon.
Radwan Ziadeh April 14: Former Carr Center Fellow Radwan Ziadeh, on behalf the Syrian Human Rights Movement, receives the Democracy Courage Tributes award from the World Movement for Democracy Sixth Assembly in Jakarta.
Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi April 9: The Global Post, Carr Center Associate Fellow and New York Times contributor Razzaq Al-Saiedi talks about how the scars of what Saddam left behind persist, in ”Worldview: My first day without Saddam.“
Tim McCarthy at the microphone April 7: The Harvard Crimson, Carr Center Faculty Affiliate Timothy McCarthy is quoted extensively in this Crimson article's discussion of “Gaypril,” a month dedicated to celebrating LGBT awareness.
Gerard Russell April 7: ABC Radio's 'The World Today', Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell urges calm in the face of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent, much publicized, rhetoric.
The MARO Project April 7: America.gov, Ambassador Rice comments on the 16th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide.
US Govt Item April 7: US Dept of State Official Blog, “Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide,” Statement from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Susan D. Page, U.S. Department of State.
President Barack Obama April 7: Politico 44, On April 7, 2010, in a statement marking the 16th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, President Obama highlighted the importance of preventing mass atrocities and genocide, stating: “It is not enough to say 'never again.' We must renew our commitment and redouble our efforts to prevent mass atrocities and genocide.”
Michael Semple April 5: CBS News, Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple appears on the CBS Evening News to help explain President Karzai's plan of “reintegration” with the Taliban and the prospect of cash payouts to insurgents.
Afghan Students Initiative April 1: The Harvard Crimson, The benefits and role of the Afghan Students Initiative, a group founded by Nate Walton, its current manager, and Jasteena Dhillon, a Carr Center Associate Fellow, are higlighted in this recent Crimson article.
Afghan Students Initiative March 26: The Afghan Students Initiative and Carr Center Associate Fellow Jasteena Dhillon hosted Nader Nadery, Commissioner with the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, at a meeting which discussed current human rights challenges in Afghanistan.
Jianli Yang March 25: Wall Street Journal (Asia), Jianli Yang, a leader in the Chinese pro-democracy movement and an associate fellow with the Carr Center's Human Rights and Social Movements program, notes that Google's stand against Chinese Internet censorship may have more impact than many Westerns appreciate.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone March 17: The Harvard Gazette, As he has for the past 8 years, Human Rights & Social Movements Program Director Timothy McCarthy led a group of Harvard students on a vacation-time mission of public service. This year's, "Alternative Spring Break": help rebuild a black church, burned in an arson attack, in Hayneville, Alabama.
The MARO Project March 16: Huffington Post, “Taking On the Enablers of Mass Atrocities,” by Julia Fromholz and Ann-Louise Colgan, Human Rights First.
Jasteena Dhillon March 15: Jasteena Dhillon appears on Philip Adams's award winning show, "Late Night Live" to discuss the impact of the changing the Afghan judicial landscape on women and how best to ensure that their rights are protected within both formal and informal systems.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone March 12: For the past 8 years, Carr Center Faculty Associate Tim McCarthy has led a group of Harvard students in a bit of truely hands-on public service. This year's "Alternative Spring Break," is rebuilding a black church, burned in an arson attack, in Hayneville, Alabama. Click to follow a daily blog of their efforts.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone March 11: The Citizen, Timothy McCarthy, Director of the Center's Human Rights and Social Movements program, hits topics ranging from the future of protest to Republican fillibusters in a recent in-depth Citizen interview.
Jasteena Dhillon March 11: Sikhchic Magazine, Jasteena Dhillon, Carr Center associate fellow, reflects on the experiences of the Sikh population in Afghanistan, some of whom have been there for centuries and who have been adversely impacted by the region's conflicts and upheaval.
Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi March 10: The Boston Globe, Carr Center Associate Fellow and New York Times reporter Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi offers a concise picture of Iraq's post-election possibilites in the recent Boston Globe op-ed, "Now what happens?"
Gerard Russell March 8: The Guardian (UK), “Does foreign policy need religion?” or so wonders Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell.
Timothy McCarthy March 4: The Harvard Crimson, Professor Timothy McCarthy, director of the Center's Human Rights and Social Movements program, provides insight as the Crimson explores Washington D.C.'s recent decision sanctioning gay marriage.
Jasteena Dhillon March 4: The Globe and Mail, Carr Center Associate Fellow Jasteena Dhillon argues that more strategic thinking is needed to determine how to address the issues of rule of law and justice in Afghanistan in “The West builds institutions, Afghans want informal justice.”
J. Bryan Hehir March 4: The Harvard Gazette, Carr Center Faculty Affiliate J. Bryan Hehir a panelist at recent Forum event exploring the role of organized religion in financial reform. See, “Faith and the Marketplace.”
Rima Merhi March 3: The Huffington Post, Carr Center Fellow Rima Merhi urges moving beyond the “futile argument” with Weatherhead Fellow Martin Kramer, to focus on the real issues that need to be addressed by Harvard.
The MARO Project February 26: Foreign Policy, “How Genocide Became a National Security Threat,” by Michael Abramowitz, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Lawrence Woocher, Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace.
Siddharth Kara February 25: United Nations Radio, Siddharth Kara participates in a UN radio interview: “Tools needed to combat trafficking in persons.”
State Building and Human Rights Project February 24: State-Building and Human Rights for Afghanistan & Pakistan Program hosts one-day seminar bringing together defense lawyers from Afghanistan to explore the issues and challenges associated with providing services in extremely sensitive and notorious cases.
Gerard Russell February 23: The Huffington Post, Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell discusses the implications of President Hamid Karzai's recent electoral decree.
Siddharth Kara February 22: Media Global, Carr Center Fellow Siddharth Kara, with the Center's Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking Program, participates in a briefing on “Prevention, Prosecution and Protection: Focus on the Trafficking of Women and Girls,” at the United Nations.

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Gerard Russell February 22: The Guardian (UK), Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell notes how President Karzai has successfully subverted the Afgan election process in “Karzai has taken personal control of the electoral process.”
State Building and Human Rights Project February 20: Impact, The work of the Carr Center's State Building and Human Rights in Afghanistan & Pakistan program is highlighted in the latest issue of “Impact,” the Kennedy School's quarterly research magazine.
Charlie Clements February 19: Carr Center welcomes Charles Clements, former president of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, as its new Executive Director.
Ambasador Luis CdeBaca February 19: WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, Following up on his Carr Center visit and Forum appearance on Thursday, Ambassador Luis CdeBaca appeared, along with Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner, on this popular PBS radio program the following Friday morning.

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Sam Gregory February 19: The Citizen, Sam Gregory, MPP '00, activist, and Program Director at WITNESS, who returned to HKS this January to teach IMM-004, "Human Rights Advocacy Using Video," talks about his work and video advocacy in this Citizen interview.

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Michael Semple February 17: Financial Times.com, Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple weighs in on the possible significance of the recent capture of high-level Taliban planner in ”High-profile arrest fuels hope for negotiated end to conflict.“
Paul Fishstein February 17: The Globe and Mail, In “Canadians to be 'tip of the spear' in Kandahar,” Carr Center Fellow Paul Fishstein weighs in on the prospects and effectiveness of recently intensified operations in the province.
Trafficking Program Icon February 16: Now on display throughout the Carr Center: “'Another Me': The Survivors of Sex Trafficking.” Documentary photographer Achinto Bhadra and counsellor Harleen Walia guide 126 girls and young women through a healing journey of psychological transformation.
Tim McCarthy at the microphone February 12: Harvard Kennedy School News, This year's first annual Harvard Thinks Big event had ten Harvard professors talk for ten minutes about what ignites their passions. Faculty Associate Timothy McCarthy, selected as one of the big ten, encouraged students to embrace the protest spirit.
Rima Merhi February 11: Congratulations to Carr Center Fellow Rima Merhi whose work on issues relating to Palestinian refugees and democracy in Lebanon has been selected by the German Council of Foreign Relations in Berlin and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung to present a paper on this topic at their upcoming March conference in Istanbul.
10th Anniversary Banner February 10: Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, “Reflecting on the Carr Center's 10 Years,” an overview of the Carr Center at its ten-year anniversary.

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Gerard Russell February 9: The Huffington Post, In “Why Nomads Win,” Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell, thinking of Mongols and wolves, sees how they may relate to events in Afghanistan today.
Michael Semple February 5: Financial Times.com, In “We Need to Offer the Taliban More Than Just Money,” Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple continues his quest to bring some realism to relations with the Taliban.
The MARO Project February 2: Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, In a public hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair included mass atrocities in his annual assessment of threats to U.S. national security, stating that “a number of countries in Africa and Asia are at significant risk for a new outbreak of mass killing...Among these countries, a new mass killing or genocide is most likely to occur in southern Sudan.”
US Govt Item February 1: U.S. Dept. of State Press Release, Underscoring the Administration's commitment to combating human trafficking, Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, U.S. Department of State, issues a National Freedom Day Announcement emphasizing those goals and repeating its commitment to “a world without modern slavery.”
The MARO Project February 1: Quadrennial Defense Review Report, The QDR submitted by the Department of Defense to Congress on February 1, 2010, addresses the need to militarily plan for, “[p]reventing human suffering due to mass atrocities or large-scale natural disasters abroad.” The QDR submitted in 2006 included no such references.
Gerard Russell January 27: Foreign Policy, “Dead Aid for Afghanistan?” Carr Center Fellow Gerard Russell looks to next steps in the daunting problem of aid to Afghanistan.
Michael Semple January 26: BBC Radio's Taking a Stand, Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple talks about his work in Afghanistan including his bizarre eventual expulsion from the country on charges of spying for the Taliban.
E. Benjamin Skinner January 20: Time Magazine, Haiti Rescue; Saving the Man Who Saved My Life: I was in Haiti in October 2005 researching my book on modern-day slavery when I contracted a severe case of malaria.
E. Benjamin Skinner January 18: Time Magazine, Human Trafficking in South Africa is not a new problem but it has been brought into focus by the upcoming World Cup. Author, activist, and Carr Center Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner explains.
Jianli Yang January 13: Foreign Policy, Former political prisoner, now Carr Center Associate Felllow, Yang Jianli explains why Google's recent clash with Beijing should serve as a wake-up call to the international community.
Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi January 6: The New York Times, Read the latest installment by Carr Center Associate Fellow and Times contributor Razzaq al-Saiedi. His piece “Where Is the Next War Zone?” appears in the ongoing “From the Front Lines” blog.
Tyler Moselle January 6: Harvard International Review - Web Edition, Former Acting Executive Director Tyler Moselle shares his thoughts on an Afghan strategy in the recent Harvard International Review editorial, “Obama's Afghanistan Troop Surge Misses the Point.”
President Barack Obama January 4: White House Press Release, President Barack Obama issues a proclamation declaring January 2010 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

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