Humanity in Action HIA

Humanity in Action is an international consortium which aims to instill the values of human dignity and moral responsibility for the protection of the rights of minorities in a new generation of social, cultural, and political leaders by:

  • Engaging student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries;
  • Promoting the growth and development of young professionals dedicated to protecting human dignity and the rights of minorities;
  • Building a multi-national, intergenerational network of present and emerging leaders in diverse professional fields who share these commitments.

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Address: David W. Machacek, Ph.D, Chief Operating Officer, 25 West 45th Street, 6th Floor, New York NY 10036, USA;
Contacts in many countries.

About: The Humanity In Action Foundation (HIA) sponsors an integrated set of educational programs for university students and post-graduates in America, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, and Poland. In 2006, HIA began an American-based core program, located in New York and San Francisco.

Through the core education programs and internships, Humanity in Action works to fulfill its mission to engage student leaders in the study and work of human rights by:

  • Engaging younger generations in histories of resistance and inspire them to fulfill their moral responsibilities to protect those in danger from institutionalized violations of minority rights.
  • Strengthening the commitment of American and European university students to democratic values and fostering their knowledge of resistance to intolerance—past and present.

During the core programs in Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and the United States, HIA focuses on three interrelated areas of historic and contemporary importance: 1) examples of resistance to the Holocaust; 2) the development of international human rights institutions and doctrines, through the establishment of new standards, rules and procedures in the aftermath of World War II; 3) current minority issues and their relationship to human rights.

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