Humanity in Action

Lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists on the topic of international human rights

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BrooksFinal.jpgNAACP President Cornell Brooks delivers the opening keynote at the 2016 Humanity in Action New York Conference. Speaking on racial justice, voting rights and political discourse in the 2016 election, Brooks calls upon the Humanity in Action community to continue actively engaging with issues of democracy and diversity. 

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Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Matt Bowlby (Internally Displaced Persons Returns Officer, International Organization for Migration),  Matt Haney (School Board Member, San Francisco Unified School District; Adjunct Professor, Stanford Design School), Joseph Kaifala (Founder, Jeneba Project Inc.; Co-founder, Sierra Leone Memory Project), Brian Stout (Senior Policy Analyst, USAID) and Catherine Zinnel (District Director, Office of Council Member Brad Lander, New York City Council) discuss active citizenship during the final panel for the Humanity in Action New York Conference.  The panel was moderated by Danielle Goonan, Senior Associate at the Clinton Global Initiative and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow.
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Dec 3rd, 2013 by humanityinaction at 6:20 pm

Dr. Judith Goldstein, founder and Executive Director of Humanity in Action and Anders Jerichow, Chair of Humanity in Action Denmark make closing remarks about Humanity in Action and Civil Society at the October 43 Conference in Copenhagen on October 2, 2013.

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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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Aug 1st, 2013 by humanityinaction at 1:14 pm

Frans Timmermans delivers a keynote address at the First Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Amsterdam on July 2, 2010. In this keynote, Timmermans focuses on identity in Europe, and how current circumstances can be used to positively redefine Europeans' conception of themselves.
At the time of this address, Timmermans served as the Minister of European Affairs for The Netherlands. He currently serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

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