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2017 New York Conference Agenda

4 days ago

October 12 – We are excited to share the schedule for this month's New York Conference. This year's conference is a "State of the States." Humanity in Action is featuring Senior Fellows and guests who are fighting for social justice across the country – in Missouri, Georgia, California, Virginia, Ohio and Louisiana.  Read more

Call for US Applications for 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship is Open!

October 03, 2017

October 3, 2017 – Humanity in Action is pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 Humanity in Action summer Fellowship programs are now open! 

  • Humanity in Action Fellowship in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw): June 8 - July 8, 2018
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship in the United States

Video Keynote: Arlie Russell Hochschild on "Strangers in Their Own Lands"

September 12, 2017

Humanity in Action convened Fellows and Senior Fellows for a special Video Keynote discussion on the Tea Party, Trumpism and political division in the United States with author Arlie Russell Hochschild on September 11, 2017. Hochschild is author of "Strangers in Their Own Lands," a celebrated book about the Tea Party and… Read more

New York Conference Registration is Open

August 21, 2017

August 21 — We're thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the Seventh Annual Humanity in Action New York Conference. The Conference will take place on October 20-21 at The New School.  Read more

Inaugural Detroit Fellowship Brings Together Emerging and Established Urban Leaders

August 08, 2017

After a month of intensive study about urban and economic change in Detroit, the inaugural Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit concluded on Friday, August 4th. The fellowship explored the biography of Detroit –– a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of urban development and inequality in the United States. 

Humanity in Action's 22 Fellows explored the most… Read more

Humanity in Action Screens New Film "Make Reality"

July 13, 2017

July 6, 2017 – This past year, Humanity in Action teamed up with Brooklyn-based paper-cut and stop-motion animation artist, Andrew Benincasa, to create an animated film on the theme of reality in the context of Humanity in Action's mission. The film explores the pressures on reality, community and active citizenship in a time of increasing social and political discord. "Make Reality"… Read more

Humanity in Action Stands with Srebrenica

July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017 – The Humanity in Action 2017 John Lewis Fellows gather at the Georgia State College of Law to commemorate the anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide. The 2017 John Lewis Fellows are using the power of social media in order to bring awareness to the Srebrenica Genocide, perpetrated during the Bosnian War on July 11, 1995, and what remains a stark reminder that our work as… Read more

Humanity in Action Announces the 2017 International Conference Program Speakers and Schedule

June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 — Humanity in Action is thrilled to announce the complete program schedule and list of speakers for the Eighth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in Berlin. 

The 2017 International Conference will explore the rise in nationalist sentiment, xenophobic rhetoric and political extremism across Europe and the United States, and the resultant… Read more

Humanity in Action is Partnering with a Leading Podcast on International Affairs

June 07, 2017

Humanity in Action is excited to announce a new partnership with Global Dispatches, a podcast on international affairs hosted by Senior Fellow Mark L. Goldberg (Netherlands 2001). Named by The Guardian as “One of 27 Podcasts to Make You Smarter,” Global DispatchesRead more

International Conference in Berlin Sold Out!

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 — The response from the Humanity in Action Network to our International Conference in Berlin has been amazing and overwhelming. The conference is currently at full capacity. We have therefore been forced to close registration and have opened a waitlist. 

If you have not yet registered and are interested in attending the conference, we encourage you to sign up… Read more

Announcing 2017 Humanity in Action Fellows

May 03, 2017

May 2, 2017 — Humanity in Action is pleased to announce the names of the 2017 Humanity in Action Fellows. Humanity in Action Fellows are young leaders who are dynamic, entrepreneurial and passionate about changing the world. These 161 Fellows will participate in the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States. 

Humanity in Action is an… Read more