Suggested Reading

This list was compiled based on recommendations from HRH faculty.  Let us know if you have a book you think should be added to our list.

Empire of Humanity:  A History of Humanitarianism by Michael Barnett

The Idea of Human Rights by Charles R. Beitz

Evil Men by James Dawes

What is the What by Dave Eggers

The Humanitarians:  The International Committee of the Red Cross by David Forsythe

On Human Rights by James Griffin

Justice in the Balkans:  Prosecuting War Crimes in the Hague Tribunal by John Hagan

Inventing Human Rights:  A History by Lynn Hunt

Mountains Beyond Mountains:  The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

The Last Utopia:  Human Rights in History by Samuel Moyn

Making Sense of Human Rights by James Nickel

The Turbulent Decade:  Confronting the Refugee Crises of the 1990s by Sadako Ogata

An Imperfect Offering:  Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century by James Orbinski

A Problem from Hell:  America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power

A Bed for the Night:  Humanitarianism in Crisis by David Rieff

The Body in Pain:  The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry

Dark Hope:  Working for Peace in Israel and Palestine by David Shulman

The Justice Cascade:  How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics by Kathryn Sikkink

Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradox of Humanitarian Action by Fiona Terry

The Political Economy of Violence Against Women by Jacqui True