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Pre-2016 International Conferences in Europe

The 2015 International Conference was held in The Hague, The Netherlands from June 25 to June 28, 2015. The conference explored how The Hague’s approach to international justice and peace impacts national debates on human rights issues in the Netherlands and throughout the Western world.

The 2014 International Conference was held in Sønderborg, Denmark from June 25 to June 27, 2014. The conference featured keynotes, workshops and discussions led by experts, activists and Humanity in Action Senior Fellows who provided Danish, German and international perspectives on the theme of borders and minority populations in border regions.

The 2013 International Conference was held in Warsaw from June 27 to June 30, 2013. The conference included site visits in Warsaw that explored past and present Poland, as well as an optional visit to the Treblinka memorial site.

The 2012 International Conference was held in Sarajevo from June 27 to July 1, 2012. The conference included site visits to Potočari, the memorial site for the Srebrenica massacres, to Mostar and to the frontlines of the siege of Sarajevo.

The 2011 International Conference, “Towards More Just Societies: Learning from History,” was held in Berlin at the Bertelsmann Foundation from June 30 to July 3, 2011.

The 2010 International Conference, “Perspectives and Visions: Diversity and Human Rights,” was held in Amsterdam at the Felix Meritis Foundation from June 30 to July 3, 2010.

Pre-2016 International Conferences in New York

The 2015 New York Conference was held on October 17, 2015. This conference explored arts and activism as tools in addressing social issues in the United States.

The 2014 New York Conference was held on October 15, 2014 and explored the theme of cities and human rights in urban environments.

The 2013 New York Conference was held on September 21, 2013. The conference included discussions with leading experts on arts and activism, indigenous rights in America, the social business sector and more. It also featured a special skills workshop with The Moth, the award-winning storytelling organization and producer of NPR’s popular The Moth Radio Hour, as well as a free human rights-themed comedy show, organized in partnership with Laughing Liberally.

The 2012 New York Conference was held on September 29, 2012. Highlights from this conference included talks by Jerry Mitchell, an award-winning journalist who is responsible for putting Klu Klux Klan members behind bars for the assassination of Medgar Evers and for perpetrating terrible church bombings in the 1960s.

The 2011 New York Conference was the first Humanity in Action conference held in New York City and included talks on extremism and gerrymandering and networking sessions.