Humanity in Action

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

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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 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 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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Aug 1st, 2013 by humanityinaction at 4:53 pm

Dr. Dariusz Stola delivers the opening keynote at the
 Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Warsaw on June 27th 2013 in which he addresses the transitions and challenges faced by Poland during the interwar period.  

Dr. Stola is the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation at Collegium Civitas, a Research Fellow at Institute for Political Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of the Programming Board of Humanity in Action Poland.

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