The Sackler Distinguished Lecture Series was established through a generous endowment given by Raymond and Beverly Sackler. It is designed to bring internationally renowned speakers to the University of Connecticut campus to discuss human rights issues.
About the Sackler’s
The Sackler’s numerous philanthropies include support for galleries and wings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum, the establishing of laboratories and programs at the University of Cambridge, Tel Aviv University, Cornell, Columbia, Yale, Duke, Tufts, and New York University Schools of Medicine, Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (France), and support for archaeological projects in Israel, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Belize.
Raymond and Beverly Sackler have established lecture series in the biomedical sciences and in the physical sciences and mathematics at Harvard University, University of California-Berkeley, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Canadian Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Toronto, the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, the University of Oslo, and Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Sackler received his bachelor of science degree from New York University. He received his doctor of medicine degree from the Middlesex School of Medicine. Doctor Sackler is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (P) and a Trustee of New York University Medical Center. He is president of The Purdue Frederick Company, a pharmaceutical research, manufacturing and distribution company located in Norwalk, Connecticut, and a founder of pharmaceutical corporations in Great Britain, France, Germany and Canada.
Dr. Sackler has been honored with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from Tel Aviv University, is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Raymond Sackler was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur ( France) and Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire ( United Kingdom).
|October 16, 1996||“The Nobel Peace Prize and the World Struggle for Human Rights”
|April 23, 1997||“Human Rights: The Challenge of Relativism”
|October 21, 1998||“The Peace Process in Northern Ireland”
Senator George J. Mitchell
|April 11, 2000||“Forensic Science: Using New Tools to Address Human Rights Abuses”
Dr. Henry C. Lee
|October 30, 2001||“The Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights”
Fr. Robert F. Drinan, S.J.
|April 11, 2002||“Bioterrorism & Civility”
Dr. Joshua Lederberg
|February 26, 2003||“American Bystanding in an Age of Genocide”
Samatha PowerFounding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
|September 9, 2004||“The Lesser Evil: Hard Choices in the War on Terror”
Michael Ignatieff, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
|April 13, 2005||“International Criminal Courts: Worth the Effort?”
|October 6, 2005||“A Jewish Lobby at Nuremberg, 1945-1946”
Michael R. Marrus
|November 7, 2005||“The Lessons of Nuremberg for Today and Tomorrow”
Benjamin B. Ferencz
|October 25, 2006||“Human Rights and State Responsibility”
|October 2, 2007||“Repairing Our Human Rights Reputation”
Dr. Harold KohDean, Yale Law School
|March 3, 2008||“Perplexing Predicaments in Human Rights Law: Women, Terror and Tribunals”
Honorable Patricia WaldFormer Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
|October 20, 2009||“Passionate Politics: The Intersection of Gender, Culture, and Human Rights”
Dr. Charlotte Bunch
|March 31, 2009||“‘The Last, Best Hope of Earth?’ American Democracy and the Right to Vote in Historical Perspective”
Dr. Adam Fairclough
|October 22, 2009||“Are American’s Human?: An Ex-Patriot’s guide to the Future of Progressive Politics in the U.S.”
Dorothy Q. Thomas
|April 21, 2011||“International Justice, Transitional Justice: What Have We Learned About What “Works”?”
Dr. Diane Orentlicher
|February 28, 2013||“Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights”
John G. Ruggie