Past Events

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 […]

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 […]

2.22.18 A. Kayum Ahmed: Confronting White Supremacy on Campus

Confronting White Supremacy on Campus: Epistemic Disobedience, Free Speech, and Protest A. Kayum Ahmed Thursday, February 22, 20184:00pm – 5:30pm Konover AuditoriumDodd Center     As one of the students who faced disciplinary action at Columbia University for “interrupting/disrupting” white supremacist speakers on campus, A. Kayum Ahmed reflects on his experiences and offers some insights […]

2.22.18 A. Kayum Ahmed: The Rise of #Fallism

The Rise of #Fallism: Decolonization, Human Rights and Black Pain A. Kayum Ahmed Thursday, February 22, 201812:30pm – 2:00pm Humanities Institute Seminar Room4th Floor, Homer Babbidge Library   When students from the #RhodesMustFall (#RMF) movement threw feces against a statue of British imperialist, Cecil John Rhodes, located at the University of Cape Town (UCT), it […]

1.31.18 Human Rights Film Series: Wasteland

2017-2018 Human Rights Film Series Aesthetics & Politics Art History & Human Rights presents Waste Land (2010, Director Lucy Walker) TUESDAY, January 30, 2018 3:30 – 5:30pm Konover Auditorium Dodd Center University of Connecticut Free Admission   Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home […]