Knowledge & Resources
Sharing knowledge is crucial to our mission. Browse work and wisdom from our organization and community.
The New Generation Voices Video Series
In the New Generation Voices series, the Bertelsmann Foundation in partnership with Humanity in Action Germany has created a collection of digital animations portraying how young Germans and Americans see common global challenges and how the future can be shaped best by working together.
All Knowledge and Resources
How to Fix Democracy with Adam Hochschild
The first episode of Season 5 features Adam Hochschild - historian, journalist, and award-winning author of “American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis." Hochschild takes us on a journey to America in the aftermath of World War I – a country divided by labor strife, xenophobic fear of immigrants, and massive violations of civil rights.
Inscribing Plurality: Can Jewish and Muslim Writers Pen a More Democratic Future?
Read an opinion piece by Senior Landecker Fellow Elisabeth Becker Topkara which she wrote as part of her Fellowship.
The Ongoing Struggle for Arts Education in New York City
Senior Landecker Fellow Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario co-authored an opinion peace about the financial struggles of arts education in NYC.
Interview with Humanity in Action Founder Dr. Judith Goldstein
In March 2023, we spoke with Humanity in Action Founder Judith Goldstein in New York about her 26 years leading the organization, Humanity in Action's place in the democracy and human rights movement, and what she hopes to see Humanity in Action accomplish as it moves into the future.
How to Fix Democracy with Moisés Naím
This special episode of Season 4 of How to Fix Democracy features Moisés Naím, an authoritative political thinker and best-selling author. In this episode, he explains how authoritarian political leaders use three “P”s to maintain their power: populism, polarization, and post-truths. Take a listen!
Shatter the Cube: Challenging Historical Revisionism in Poland and the U.S.
2022 Warsaw Alexander Rossen wrote an essay which challenges historical revisionism in Poland and the U.S.
Fighting for Freedom in Studying American History
On January 23, 2023, Humanity in Action Executive Director Judith Goldstein published a letter to US Fellows and Senior Fellows, focusing on the ongoing ideological controversies in the field of history, and how the term "freedom" is used and misused by political actors within the field.
Humanity in Action Press
Discover some of the publications from our in-house publisher:
On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermione Granger was a girl with a disability? Why is disability is rarely discussed in terms of diversity? Who are people with disabilities?
Pre-Genocide - Warnings and Readiness to Protect
An anthology of personal interpretations, by researchers and writers, about alarm bells and the readiness to protect prior to genocides. The essays in this volume focus on the 1930s before the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark - as well as the years before the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, this book is a collection of diverse essays, which tackle international relations and migration.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.