Humanity in Action (HiA)

HIA programs are designed to promote and facilitate an ongoing, trans-Atlantic and intra-European dialogue about the challenges that democratic societies encounter as they experience new degrees and forms of diversity. The goal is to reinforce the HIA Fellows' commitment to democratic values and human rights; to encourage American and European students to become leaders in these fields; and to foster a growing international community bound together by these commitments.

The core fellowship programs in Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, and the United States provide the initial foundation for participation in HIA and the basis for highly effective individual and collaborative action. The content of the core fellowship programs reflects the specific histories and present challenges of each host country. All programs focus on histories and theories of resistance to legal and institutional abuse of minority populations and the development of international human rights institutions and doctrines after World War II and the Holocaust.