James Ron

James Ron holds the Harold Stassen Chair for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is a Senior Editor for OpenGlobalRights and oversees the Human Rights OpinionHub

James Ron es el titular de la Cátedra Harold Stassen de Asuntos Internacionales en la Universidad de Minnesota. Es editor sénior de OpenGlobalRights y supervisa el Human Rights OpinionHub.

James Ron tient la chaire Harold E. Stassen pour les affaires internationales à l’université du Minnesota et il est professeur associé au CIDE.

جيمس رون هو رئيس قسم هارولد إي. ستاسن للعلاقات الدولية بجامعة مينيسوتا كما يعمل أستاذ مساعد بمركز سادي (CIDE) للأبحاث الأكاديمية والتعليم العالي.

James Ron holds the Harold E. Stassen Chair for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs and Department of Political Science, and is an affiliated professor at CIDE, a Mexican research institute.

James Ron holds the Harold E. Stassen Chair for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs and Department of Political Science, and is an affiliated professor at CIDE, a Mexican research institute.

James Ron holds the Harold E. Stassen Chair for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs and Department of Political Science, and is an affiliated professor at CIDE, a Mexican research institute.

 

Reducing dependence on foreign aid—what will it take?

June 14, 2018
By: James Ron & José Kaire & Archana Pandya & Andrea Martínez
Español

Modest investments into local fundraising capacity could transform the global human rights community into a truly sustainable and autonomous ...

 

Why countries should welcome, not fear, foreign funding of NGOs

June 6, 2018
By: Ronald R. Krebs & James Ron

A new law in Israel seeks to stigmatize NGOs that receive foreign funding—but evidence suggests that countries should welcome rather than fear ...

 

Survey: most believe women’s rights are human rights

November 23, 2017
By: James Ron
Español

Have feminists made traction in campaigning that “women’s rights are human rights?" We interviewed thousands of people to find out.

Is the UN a friend or foe?

November 17, 2017
By: Charles T. Call & David Crow & James Ron
Español | Français | العربية

Many Republicans believe that the UN curbs America’s interests, but people in the global South often view the UN as a tool of the United States. ...

 

Monetizing the human rights “brand”

May 4, 2017
By: David Crow & José Kaire & James Ron
Español

Marketing research can help Mexican rights groups monetize their “brand” and boost public donations.

Ordinary people will pay for rights. We asked them

February 15, 2017
By: James Ron & José Kaire & David Crow
Español

New research suggests that if human rights organizations use evidence-based fundraising strategies, the public will donate.

Human rights groups are secretly US agents. True or false?

December 19, 2016
By: James Ron & David Crow
Español | العربية

For rights activists, Trump’s victory is a dark cloud with one silver lining. For the next four years, human rights groups will be inoculated ...

 

Earning the trust of human rights supporters

September 6, 2016
By: James Ron
Español

Human rights groups have lost—or never gained—the trust of roughly half their (potentially) strongest supporters.

What drives the crackdown on NGOs, and how can it be stopped?

April 22, 2016
By: Kendra Dupuy & James Ron
Español

Foreign aid is always political, and elevates the risk of a government crackdown on NGOs.

For Moroccan rights groups, good reputations aren’t enough

July 28, 2015
By: Rachid Touhtou  & James Ron & Shannon Golden
Français | العربية

Without building a strong popular base, the Moroccan human rights community cannot capitalize on its good reputation.

Partners in prayer: women's rights and religion in Morocco

July 7, 2015
By: Meriem El Haitami & Shannon Golden & James Ron
Français | العربية

Pundits say that religion and human rights are opposing forces in Morocco, especially around women’s rights. Our Human Rights Perception Polls ...

 

Data-driven optimism for global rights activists

June 29, 2015
By: James Ron & Shannon Golden & David Crow & Archana Pandya
Español | Français | العربية

Opinion polls across four world regions suggest that human rights activists can be cautiously optimistic—the public likes and trusts them.

Internationalizing human rights organizations – why, how, and at what cost?

January 19, 2015
By: James Ron & Archana Pandya

The openGlobalRights editors introduce this week's debate.

Introducing openGlobalRights’ newest debate: Religion and human rights

April 12, 2014
By: James Ron & Archana Pandya

Our guest editors give a daily update of this week's theme.

Universal values, foreign money: local human rights organizations in the Global South

November 13, 2013
By: James Ron & Archana Pandya
Türkçe | Español | Français | Português | العربية | עברית

Despite enjoying a fair bit of local support, local human rights organizations (LHROs) in the Global South are still largely dependent on foreign ...

 

Introducing this week's theme: Funding for human rights

November 10, 2013
By: James Ron

Human rights work depends on the voluntary efforts of activists, concerned citizens, and government personnel. Big transformative ideas, however, ...

 

The struggle for a truly grassroots human rights movement

June 18, 2013
By: James Ron & David Crow & Shannon Golden
Español | Français | العربية | Português | Türkçe

Using cutting-edge human rights perception polls, the authors explore links between social class and domestic human rights movements in Mexico, ...

 

 
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