The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) announced the 2000-01 Carr Center visiting faculty and fellows. The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is a research, teaching, and training center that examines the effects of governmental policies and actions, international organizations, and independent actors on human rights around the world. The center engages in empirical, philosophical, and conceptual research on the concept of human rights, as well as its relationship with other disciplines.
The scholars and practitioners joining the center come from a varied background in human rights policy. Of the new fellows, Carr Center Executive Director Samantha Power says: “We hope the center encourages the fellows to develop critical, interdisciplinary analysis of human rights policy, and we look forward to the ways in which their diverse backgrounds will inform Carr Center programs and the wider Harvard community.”
The 2000-01 Carr Center visiting faculty and fellows are as follows:
Michael Ignatieff is a visiting Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice. He is teaching a course at the KSG this fall titled “Human Rights and International Politics: The Basic Policy Dilemmas.” Concerned with ethnic war, Ignatieff has traveled to Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan. His recent work combines eyewitness accounts of modern war with a historian’s insight into the constancy of human conflict. Ignatieff’s books include “Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond,” “The Warrior’s Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience,” and “Scar Tissue,” short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1993. He is presently completing a 10-part history of the 20th century for both BBC and CBC radio.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is a visiting scholar at the Carr Center. She is Harvard Law School’s J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law, and director of graduate and international legal studies. Prior to coming to Harvard, she was professor of law and international relations at the University of Chicago Law School. Her recent publications include “International Law and International Relations Theory: A New Generation of Interdisciplinary Scholarship,” with Andrew Tulumello and Stepan Wood, 92 American Journal of International Law 367 (1998), and “The Real New World Order,” in the 75th anniversary issue of Foreign Affairs.
Alyssa Bernstein recently received her Ph.D. from Harvard’s Philosophy Department. Her dissertation, titled “Human Rights Reconceived,” analyzes the conception of human rights and international justice developed during the 1990s by John Rawls, author of the widely influential book, “A Theory of Justice” (1971). She has been a Fulbright Scholar studying biblical religions in Israel, a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, and a graduate fellow in KSG’s Program in Ethics and the Professions.
Gernot Brodnig joined KSG last year to participate in the Virtual Diplomacy Research Initiative, which examines the impacts of modern information and communication technologies on political power configurations. Prior to that, he was the chief facilitator of the “Harvard Oil Dialogues,” a series of consultations between oil companies, environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and indigenous peoples. His current research revolves around the interface between environmental conservation, human rights, and socioeconomic aspirations, and the roles of technology and international institutions in this equation.
Sonia Cardenas is a former visiting assistant professor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She has taught human rights, international law, and international relations at Adelphi University and the University of Virginia. Cardenas will be conducting new research on the dynamics of international assistance to national human rights institutions. Undertaking a cross-national comparison, she will examine the paradox that governments increasingly are creating national institutions to promote human rights norms at the same time they routinely violate those norms. She received her Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia in 1999.
Jacob Katz Cogan is the former assistant director of the Global Constitutionalism Project at the Yale Law School. During the summer of 1998, he interned for the United Nations’ Office of Legal Affairs at the Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, in Rome, Italy. This past year he served as a law clerk to Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals in Boston. He is the author of “The Problem of Obtaining Evidence for International Criminal Courts,” 22 Human Rights Quarterly 404 (2000), and is presently working on a study of the limitations of international criminal tribunals. Cogan is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University.
Terezinha Da Silva teaches in the social sciences faculty at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, where she is also an associate researcher at the Centre of African Studies. She began her professional career as a social worker. Da Silva has worked in Mozambique’s northern provinces for 12 years in the health and social development sectors, working with women, children in distress, disabled people, older persons, and former prisoners. Since 1996, Terezinha has been a member of the World Health Organization’s Advisory Panel on Aging and Health. Da Silva received her M.A. in social policy and planning in developing countries at the London University (LSE) in London in 1993.
Rosa Ehrenriech is a visiting Carr Center associate who served most recently as senior adviser to Harold Hongju Koh, the assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. In that position, Ehrenriech led an interagency assessment of Kosovo’s judicial system and helped develop a U.S.-sponsored security council resolution to establish an international criminal court to address atrocities in Sierra Leone. She served as acting director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. She has also worked extensively as a consultant for Human Rights Watch, producing reports on human rights issues in Uganda, Kenya, Jamaica, and the United States. This year she will serve as a consultant on global rule of law issues for the Soros Foundations.
Luc Lampriere is a journalist and writer based in New York. He is the former U.S. and United Nations correspondent and New York bureau chief of the French newspaper Liberation. Prior to that, he was the Far Eastern correspondent of Liberation in Tokyo, covering Japan, Korea, and the Russian Far East. Lampriere specializes in corporate social responsibility and accountability issues, and the relations between business and human rights. He holds a B.L. (licence en droit) from Paris I University (Pantheon-Sorbonne), an M.A. (diplôme) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, an MPA from the KSG, and a graduate degree in journalism from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes in Paris.