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Mar. 14, 2019 – Teaching Genocide with Film Workshop

Teaching Genocide with Film Educator Workshop March 14, 2019 3:00pm – 4:30pm followed by a special preview and discussion of The Trial of Ratko Mladic 5:00pm – 7:00pm Join us for a workshop exploring the challenges and opportunities of teaching genocide with film.  Designed for both high school and college educators, this workshop will examine […]

A Message from the Director, Oct. 29, 2018

A message from the Directors of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, the Human Rights Institute, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center We are deeply saddened by the murder of eleven congregants at the Tree of Life Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and we condemn the antisemitism, racism, and hatred of […]

Nov. 12: War, Memories, and Museums

War, Memory, and Museums Insights from Mofidul Hoque Founder Trustee, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh Monday, November 12, 2018 12:00 – 2:00 PM Humanities Institute, Conference Room, 4th floor, Homer Babbidge Library Mofidul Hoque, author and cultural activist, has written 15 books on history, liberation studies, arts, and genocide studies. He is the Director of the […]

Nov. 7, 2018 – Antisemitism in Contemporary America

Tom W. Smith “Antisemitism in Contemporary America” Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:00pm Konover Auditorium Reception to Follow The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life presents this lecture in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when the Nazis orchestrated a pogrom during which German Jews were humiliated, beaten, and murdered and Jewish […]

Nov. 1, 2018 – Winona LaDuke

Native American Heritage Month Keynote speaker: Winona LaDuke Acknowledging Indigenous Land Thursday, November 1, 2018 5:30pm – 6:30pm Werth Tower Forum   Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. LaDuke is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the […]

Nov. 12, 2018: Children’s Literature and Human Rights Workshop

Interested in using children’s literature to teach human rights in your classroom?    Join us on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Middletown Library Service Center for a day-long professional development workshop entitled: Starting Conversations Using Children’s Literature to Teach Human Rights The workshop is free and open to all Connecticut educators. MORE INFORMATION

Welcome, André Keet!

The Dodd Center is delighted to welcome the Human Rights Institute’s 2018 Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights,  André Keet. André worked in national human rights institutions in post 1994 South Africa before joining the University of Fort Hare in October 2008. He also spent time at the University of the Free State as Director […]

Sept. 7, 2018: Meredith Stern on Art and Activism

10:00am: Artist Talk with Meredith Stern”Cultural Collaboration: Historical & Contemporary Examples of Radical Visual Art” An Artist Talk with Meredith Stern 10:00am-11:00am Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 Konover Auditorium Dodd Center The talk will start with a slideshow of work by socially engaged artists, collectives, and cooperatives (historical and contemporary). Then she will talk about her […]