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Investigating matters of human rights at home and abroad. Listen to the podcast by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, hosted by Executive Director Sushma Raman.

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Investigating matters of human rights at home and abroad. Listen to the podcast by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, hosted by Executive Director Sushma Raman.

    The Impact of Media on Racial Hate

    The Impact of Media on Racial Hate

    Can one movie make a difference in a nation's trajectory? Released in 1915, The Birth of a Nation was the first film to be screened in the White House. Mired in racists stereotypes, the film is credited with the resurgence of the KKK. In this month's episode of Justice Matters, Economist Desmond Ang joins host Sushma Raman to discuss the impact of media on racial hate.

    • 30 min
    Technologies of Humility

    Technologies of Humility

    How do science and technology affect rights, equity, and justice? When are techno-solutions inadequate in addressing societal problems? In this month's episode of Justice Matters, host Sushma Raman talks with Professor Sheila Jasanoff, a pioneer in the social sciences exploring the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies. Join them as they discuss "technologies of humility," and how we might build more participatory methods of public policy problem solving.

    • 31 min
    Fighting the Hate

    Fighting the Hate

    President and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Margaret Huang, joins host Sushma Raman to discuss the Center's tremendous growth, along with its challenges in the road ahead.

    • 36 min
    Leadership, Support, and Activism in the Human Rights Arena

    Leadership, Support, and Activism in the Human Rights Arena

    Regan Ralph, President and CEO for the Fund for Global Human Rights, joins host Sushma Raman to discuss the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of leading an international human rights organization.

    • 30 min
    The Quest for a More Just Society

    The Quest for a More Just Society

    Join host Sushma Raman and co-author William Schulz as they reflect on past, present, and future human rights frameworks, and discuss their latest book, "The Coming Good Society."

    • 30 min
    Building an America as Good as its Ideals

    Building an America as Good as its Ideals

    Wade Henderson, interim president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, joins host Sushma Raman to discuss the multigenerational and multiracial fight against systemic racism in the Unites States.

    • 37 min

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