Humanity in Action

Lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists on the topic of international human rights
Aug 25th, 2013 by humanityinaction at 8:35 pm


Ambassador Janusz Reiter (President of the Programming Board, Humanity in Action Poland; President and Founder of the Center for International Relations); Dr. Hans Binnendijk (Chair, Humanity in Action Inc.; Senior Fellow, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations); and Prof. Lamija Tanovic (Professor, University of Sarajevo; Chair, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina) discuss perspectives on humanitarian intervention in Syria today and in the Balkans twenty years ago at the Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Warsaw.  The panel was moderated by Anders Jerichow (Chair, Humanity in Action Denmark; Journalist, Politiken)
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Aug 15th, 2013 by humanityinaction at 4:43 pm

Loran Nordgren, Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, delivers a keynote address at the First Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Amsterdam.  In this keynote, he focuses on why people make unethical decisions and why individuals and organizations with good intentions often act against their ideals.

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Aug 15th, 2013 by humanityinaction at 11:20 am
Kurt Bassuener of the Democratization Policy Council discusses "The Diplomats’ Handbook for Democracy Development Support," a project of the Community of Democracies which he co-authored and served as Research Director for, at the Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Warsaw.
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Aug 15th, 2013 by humanityinaction at 10:46 am

Svetlana Broz of Gariwo presents a Keynote address at the Third Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 27, 2012 in which she stresses the importance of civil courage among young people, particularly in the Balkans, to stand up against ethnic and religious antagonisms, bigotry and intolerance of diversity.
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Aug 14th, 2013 by humanityinaction at 1:30 pm

Malika Hamidi, Director General of the European Muslim Network, delivers a keynote address followed by a discussion at the Second Annual International Conference in Berlin. In her remarks, she addresses issues related to Islamic identity in Europe from a feminist perspective and answers questions from conference participants.
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Antonyia Parvanova, MEP, Bulgaria, and Vice-Chair, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, delivers remarks at the European Parliament for the 2013 Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship in which she praises the work and impact of Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on the work of the European Parliament.   The Humanity in Action-Pat Cox Fellowship brings together a small group of outstanding students and young professionals from around the world for three-month professional fellowships in the European Parliament.
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Aug 5th, 2013 by humanityinaction at 3:53 pm


Dr. Judith Goldstein delivers opening remarks at the Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27, 2013.  Dr. Goldstein is the founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action.
 In her remarks, she references Jan Karski (Polish resistance fighter and professor of international relations at Georgetown University)  and Stefan Zweig (novelist, dramatist and biographer) to illuminate the present challenges facing Poland.

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Aug 2nd, 2013 by humanityinaction at 3:49 pm


Konstanty Gebert, associate fellow at the European Council for Foreign Relations and reporter and columnist at “Gazeta Wyborcza,” delivers a keynote address at the Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Warsaw on  June 28, 2013.  In his presentation he addresses the differences in collective memory of the Second World War in the Polish and Jewish communities.  

 “It’s not only about divergent interpretations-- It is about fundamental inability to agree about what happened and what didn’t happen.” 

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Aug 2nd, 2013 by humanityinaction at 3:26 pm


Srdja Popovic, former student resistance leader of Otpor! in Serbia and Founder of the Centre for Applied Non-Violent Action & Strategies, leads a skills workshop focused on teaching strategies for nonviolent democratic activism at the First Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Amsterdam on July 2, 2010.
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Aug 2nd, 2013 by humanityinaction at 2:56 pm


Steve Crawshaw, Director of the Office of Secretary General of Amnesty International, delivers a keynote address at the Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Warsaw on  June 28, 2013.  In his speech, he addresses the role of resistance movements in Poland, particularly Solidarity, and the impact it has had on  Polish history.
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