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Walkouts + Wonder Woman: Research on Representation in Media

What do this week’s student walkouts have to do with superhero films like Wonder Woman and Black Panther? By: Dr. Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, Researcher Last year’s Wonder Woman broke at least a half-dozen records, as did February’s Black Panther. They’re not just great films. They’re also feeding a very real hunger on the part of audiences: […]

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Catalysts for Change: Human Rights Education in Museums

Since the early 2000s, museum and human rights professionals have increasingly used museums to explore human rights education. Nearly 20 years later, we reflect on how it’s going. Are museums simply a platform for human rights learning? Do museums offer unique advantages in facilitating dialogue and building empathy? How can we balance the discourse, which […]

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Pushing the Conversation on Compassionate Conservation

Compassionate conservation is an emerging paradigm of managing wildlife. This approach stresses the moral value of individual animals and the efficacy of non-lethal management techniques. NewKnowledge research fellow William Lynn recently spoke at the third international conference for compassionate conservation, held in Sydney, Australia. Advocating for the need to balance the well-being of the entire […]

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