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2017 Dodd Prize Nominations – Now through Dec. 15th

Nominations for the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights have been extended to December 15th, 2016. The Prize is awarded biennially by the University of Connecticut and is presented to an individual or group who has made a significant effort to advance the cause of international justice and global human rights. The Dodd […]

11.15.16 Human Rights Films Series: The Clay Bird

2016-2017 Human Rights Film Series The Cinema of Social Justice: The Films of Tareque and Catherine Masud THE CLAY BIRD (Matir Moina) Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:30PM-5:30PM Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Featuring a post-show discussion on divided identity and representations of Islam with UConn students Farzana Zubair & Rubayet Lasker moderated by […]

11.10.16 Children’s Literature and Human Rights

  Join us for the presentation of the 2016 Raab Associates Prize and a discussion of Human Rights, Children’s Literature, and the Art of Youth Activism featuring Prof. Jonathan Todres Author of Human Rights in Children’s Liteature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) Pegi Deitz Shea Author of numerous books for […]

11.2.15 Native Solidarity, Indigenous Rights, and Social Justice

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 3:30PM – Public Reception 4:00PM – Panel Discussion with Q&A Asian American Cultural Center Student Union University of Connecticut Featuring members of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum Delegation to Standing Rock including   Tahnee Growingthunder Museum Educator Jason Mancini Executive Director Chris Newell Education Supervisor Nakai Northup Museum Educator Cliff Sebastian […]

2015 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture – Speak Truth to Power w. Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Thursday, April 9, 2015 Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Directions Free Admission 4:00p.m.  – Reception Co-sponsored by Community Outreach 20th Anniversary Commemoration 5:00p.m.  –  Performance Dramatic reading of excerpts from the play Speak Truth To Power: Voice from Beyond the Dark by Ariel […]

03.13.2015 Where Policy Meets Humanity: Making Human Rights Real for Everyone

Public Lecture by Shirin Ebadi Winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Friday, March 13, 2015 3:00PM Student Union Theater Doors open at 2:30pm Free Admission MORE INFORMATIONon Parking and Directions Shirin Ebadi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her efforts toward democracy, peace, and women’s right. She was the first woman to […]

12.12.2014 ECE Workshop on Human Rights in the Southern Cone: The Dirty War and Marshall Meyer

The Dodd Center has partnered with El Instituto and the UConn Early College Experience program to develop a workshop for teachers of ECE Spanish and Latino and Latin American Studies courses examining the reign of terror that enveloped the Southern Cone of South America in the 1970s and 80s. Within the context of this Dirty War […]