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How to Fix Democracy

17 hours ago

Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience.

The Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action have teamed up with Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future, to launch How to Fix Democracy: a… Read more

Thank you: The 2018 Senior Fellow Giving Campaign in the US

3 days ago

January 16, 2018

The 2018 Senior Fellow Giving Campaign in the US finished over a week ago but we still can’t believe its immense success. On the past Giving Tuesday, we hoped to raise… Read more

Meet the 2019 Humanity in Action Pat-Cox Fellows

5 days ago

January 12, 2019

Humanity in Action would like to introduce you to the 2019 Humanity in Action Pat-Cox Fellows. 

Our Pat-Cox Fellows spend four days a week in the office of a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) or a Brussels-based NGO, and one Humanity in Action-themed day with lectures and site visits. The Fellowship was founded in 2005 and has… Read more

Full Interview with Ai Weiwei

December 05, 2018

Humanity in Action is pleased to share a 32 minute video of an hour-long, exciting conversation with the reknowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin in June 2018. He met with Humanity in Action Founder and Executive Director Judith S. Goldstein to discuss the role of art and organizations like Humanity in Action in upholding civil democracies and humanity in our current, turbulent… Read more

"About Jews": Humanity in Action Poland's Interactive Book against anti-Semitism

October 16, 2018

According to the recent census of Poland’s Bureau of Statistics, there are currently eight thousand Jews living in Poland. Although 90% of Poles have never met any Jew, 75% of the Poles express anti-Jewish sentiments. In the context of “anti-Semitism without Jews”, how can we teach children and teenagers about the dangers of discrimination and hate speech?… Read more

Announcing 2018 Professional Fellowships Recipients

October 12, 2018

Humanity in Action would like to introduce you to the 2018 Professional Fellowships Recipients. These four Senior Fellows are working or have recently completed their Professional Fellowships with the ACLU of Ohio, the ACLU of Georgia, the Bertlesmann Foundation of North America and the Bailey-Boushay House in advancing important causes… Read more

2018 Fall International Conference Schedule

October 09, 2018

Save the Date: 2018 Fall International Conference

September 10, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Eighth Annual Fall International Humanity in Action Conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 19 - 20, 2018 at The New School.

The 2018 Fall International Conference takes on "Social Justice in… Read more

Special Conference: Pre-Genocide - Warnings and Readiness to Protect

July 26, 2018

On the 75th anniversary of the Flight of the Danish Jews, Humanity in Action is pleased to announce a special conference entitled "Pre-Genocide: Warnings and Readiness to Protect" to commemorate the civil resistance against Nazi persecution of Danish Jews and of other resistances to genocide.

Genocides do not happen out of the blue. This extraordinary conference… Read more

Interview with Ai Weiwei - A Sneak Peak

July 16, 2018

Reknowned Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei sat for a one-on-one interview with Humanity in Action Founder and Executive Director Judith Goldstein to discuss the role of art and organizations like Humanity in Action in upholding civil democracies and humanity in our current, turbulent times.

Humanity in Action is pleased to share a one minute sneak peak of the hour-long, exciting conversation… Read more

Statement on Family Separation on the U.S. Border

June 23, 2018

There are many lessons Humanity in Action Fellows have studied in the histories of our member countries. One is that building camps to hold innocents should always raise acute alarm and be subject to intense scrutiny. Another is historical moments when, in the name of safeguarding the body politic of a nation, actions are taken that are later understood to have debased its spirit insofar as… Read more