The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government recently announced its group of fellows for the 2006-07 academic year. The Carr Center’s Fellows Program brings together a diverse group of human rights practitioners, scholars, and activists to conduct research on human rights policy, contribute to the center’s programs, and participate in broader dialogue with students, faculty, and researchers throughout the Harvard community.
The 2006-07 fellows are as follows:
Caroline Elkins, Hugo K. Foster Associate Professor of African Studies at Harvard, is a recent recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for her book “Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya.” She will be working on a historical analysis of 20th century counter-insurgency operations and human rights violations accompanying the decline of the British Empire, titled “Twilight: The Decline and Fall of the British Empire.”
Omer Ismail is a leading Sudanese activist who has been advocating for investigation into human rights violations in Darfur by the International Criminal Court. He will be documenting his past work on human rights and genocide in Sudan while at the Carr Center.
Andrea Rossi is a child protection adviser on trafficking and migration for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Trained as an economist, he is the former research coordinator of UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre. He has previously worked for the International Labour Organization in the East Africa area office, Tanzania. Rossi will bring his knowledge of child labor, child trafficking and migration, and child agency to the Carr Center.
Beena Sarwar is a journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Karachi, Pakistan, with a special interest in human rights, media, gender, and peace issues. She has extensive experience with the print media in Pakistan, and has also worked for Geo TV, the country’s first 24-hour news channel. Her last assignment was as op-ed editor of The News International. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard (2005-06), and has also written for several publications in the United States, Europe, and South Asia, particularly India. While at the Carr Center, Sarwar will be working on human rights issues in Pakistan.
William Schulz has been the executive director of Amnesty International USA since 1994, and is the author of numerous publications, including “In Our Own Best Interests: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All.” He will be focusing his research on the proper role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy.
William Arkin is NBC News military analyst and author of the new book “Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs and Operations in the 9/11 World.” While at the Carr Center, he will be completing his chapter for Sarah Sewall’s upcoming edited volume, “In Search of the Perfect War,” analyzing the civilian effects and collateral damage of recent U.S. wars.