Human Rights Archive

Noam Chomsky speaking in 2015. CC BY-SA 2.0
Economics, Europe, Human Rights, Interviews, Middle East, North America, Politics, Western Europe

Populism and Terror: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, social critic, political activist, and pioneering linguist. Having served as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since...
A house destroyed by warfare in the south of Sana'a. Source: Ibrahem Qasim
Blog, Human Rights, Middle East

The United States in Yemen: How American Weapons Deals Enable Saudi Arabia’s War

 Since 2014, the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has been at war with the Houthi rebels and their allies. Saudi...
Photo courtesy of Abigail Egan for the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
37(4) Fall 2016, Asia, Education, Human Rights, Interviews, North America, South America

Fernando Reimers on International Education: Global Comparative Education Analysis and Study to Advance Development, Collaboration, and Effective Teaching and Learning

Fernando Reimers is on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where he fulfills a variety of professorial and academic roles...
Syrian refugees and migrants pass through Slovenia. Photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
37(4) Summer 2016, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Features, Health, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics, Security

Into the Mind of the Refugee: Unpacking Modern Refugee Mental Health

The story of the refugee is not new. From the times of the Roman Empire to the ongoing Syrian Civil War, civilians in conflict...
37(4) Summer 2016, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Economics, Features, Human Rights, Middle East, North Africa, Politics, Security, West Africa

Moving Targets: The Evolution and Future of Smart Sanctions

The phrase “modern warfare” brings to mind high-tech weapons, pervasive surveillance, and murky borders — not necessarily economic policy. However, as the weapons, strategies,...
37(4) Summer 2016, Economics, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Southeast Asia

Rethinking Thai Sex Work: The Mistress Culture

Thailand’s sex industry is the elephant in the room for the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In the exotic, traditional, conservative picture painted by the...
Education, Europe, Human Rights, Perspectives, Science & Technology

A Blueprint for Pro-Peace Innovation

Innovators and scholars can meaningfully collaborate to shape peaceful societies. We offer five steps they can take together.   Peace and conflict studies knowledge has...
Small drones like this Parrot AR.drone quadcopter could be used as humanitarian tools in future crises. Photo by Nicholas Halftermeyer. CC-BY-SA-3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Features, Human Rights, Middle East, Science & Technology

The Promise of Drones

I am a United States Air Force C-17 pilot, entrusted to deliver cargo into the heart of war zones. I am also an Arabic-speaking...
Girls in China now attend primary school at the same rate as boys (UNICEF). Yet other fundamental women's rights issues remain unaddressed. CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Asia, East Asia, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Politics

Half the Sky, But Not Yet Equal: China’s Feminist Movement

The Chinese economic miracle has been one of the most publicized phenomena on the international stage. But what is often neglected in the news and in scholarship...
"A farmer prepares his field for the planting season near Nathenje on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi. Australia is using its expertise and experience to help improve food security in African countries." by Stephen Morrison/AusAID. CC-BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Features, Health, Human Rights

On the Origin of a Hunger-Free Species By Means of Enforceable Natural Law

Had Charles Darwin been blessed with precognition while conjecturing about finch beak differentiation over millions of years, he would have envied us. We in...