2014 News Archive

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Oct. 14: Juju's 'control is powerful' - BBC Wales' Gavin Thomas speaks to expert Siddharth Kara.
Oct. 14: When the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to children's rights activists it also highlighted child labor, a move which will hopefully lead to robust efforts to eliminate the practice, says analyst Siddharth Kara.
Oct. 7: In a Stack of Boxes, a World of Ideas. Ideas Box was developed to be “a portable multi-media toolkit designed for refugees to discover, learn, connect, and create.
Sept. 23: 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.
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.”
Sept. 9:Witness Ugandainspired Tim McCarthy, program director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, to launch 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.
June 26:WBUR's Congnosenti,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.
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.
June 13:The Guardian,In a new interview with The Guardian, Siddharth Kara, Carr Center fellow and author of three books on modern-day slavery, talks about the profits and losses of slavery and what he has learned from 12 years of research into trafficking, across six continents.
June 6:The Washington Post,Five myths about talking to terrorists. Former Carr Center Fellow Michael Semple writes about the inherent challenges of talking with terrorists, and the misconceptions surrounding the process. He says: "It's a good moment to consider some of what has been learned from dealing with terrorists - in places from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Northern Ireland - and which lessons have been misunderstood."
June 2:U.S. Dept. of State,Richmond Blake wins 2013 Human Rights Award from U.S. Department of State.Blake was a member of the MPP Class of 2011. His PAE (with Rafaela Zuidema), "Protecting Vulnerable LGBT Populations: An Opportunity for U.S. Global Leadership," won the Carr Center Prize for Best Human Rights PAE. To win the 2013 Human Rights Award, Blake spearheaded the development of a 21-episode radio soap opera to raise awareness about human trafficking and through a series of creative low-cost initiatives he modeled how embassies can promote the rights of members of marginalized populations.
May 16:The Armenian Mirror-Spectator,Coverage of Carr Center event: "An Evening of Remembrance at Harvard University." The article gives an in-depth look at the content of the event. Says the Spectator, "The speakers representing the three communities linked their common histories of pain, but stressed the need for education as the means for preventing such tragedies."
April 16:The Harvard Gazette,Profile of Alberto Mora, a Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow currently working in collaboration with and support of the Carr Center. Alberto discusses his background as former Navy general counsel and further explains why releasing the Senate report on CIA practices since the 9/11 attacks is so vital.
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 26:The Miami Herald,Alberto Mora, former Navy general counsel and 2014 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow currently working in collaboration with and support of the Carr Center, explains why it is so important that the Intelligence Committee vote to declassify its comprehensive study of the CIA torture program.
March 25:The Harvard Gazette,Long an advocate of and teacher in the Clemente Course in the Humanities, a program providing college-level liberal arts instruction to low-income adult students at Dorchester's Codman Square Health Center, Timothy Patrick McCarthy, director of the Sexuality Gender and Human Rights Program, has been named first recipient of the Stanley Paterson Professorship in American History, a newly established chair supporting Clemente Course instructors.
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 24:Bloomberg Business Week,Former Carr Center Faculty Director Sarah Sewall, recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, is designated by Secretary of State John Kerry as U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
February 21:The Harvard Gazette,Carr Center event on the intertwining of sports and politics ("The Greatest Stage on Earth: Sport, Politics, and Human Rights," Feb. 18) with veteran journalist, broadcaster, and HKS alumni Ken Shulman, receives coverage in Harvard's on-line news magazine.
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.
February 3:The Harvard Crimson,"Harvard Study Finds Abuses in India's Carpet Industry," reads the Crimson headline announcing the results of the investigation "Tainted Carpets: Slavery and Child Labor in India's Hand-Made Carpet Sector," just released by Harvard's Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center and authored by Siddharth Kara, Carr Center core faculty.
February 3:WGBH Radio,"Shedding Light On Forced Marriage In America," Carr Center Fellow Vidya Sri participates in a discussion of forced marriage on the NPR news program 'On Point with Tom Ashbrook.'
January 31:The Harvard Gazette,"Inaugural LGBTQ conference brings School communities together." The conference, co-sponsored by the Center's Sexuality, Gender and Human Rights program and at which program director Timothy Patrick McCarthy delivered the opening remarks, aims to unite LGBTQ groups from across the Harvard community.
January 22:The Huffington Post,In this interview, Timothy Patrick McCarthy, director of the Center's Sexuality, Gender and Human Rights Program, discusses the aggression and mean-spiritedness that characterize so much of American public discourse and wonders if a more vulnerable politics is possible.
January 21:CNN, Connect the World,Was your carpet made by slaves? Siddharth Kara, Carr Center core faculty, raises this question with CNN's Becky Anderson in light of a new independent investigation and research report by one of the world's foremost experts on modern-day slavery.
January 13: Margaret "Peggy" Traub, distinguished Harvard alumna and passionate supporter of research, teaching, and advocacy around women's and LGBTQ issues, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.