Dodd Impact

The Dodd Center for Human Rights.

New UConn Endowed Chairs in Human Rights Inspired by the Legacies of Dodd, Osiatyński

The new faculty positions will be part of the Human Rights Institute

2022 Malka Penn Award Recognizes Defiant by Author Wade Hudson

A powerful memoir on the hardship and resilience of growing up in Louisiana in the 1950s & 1960s, Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South by author Wade Hudson is the 2022 recipient of the Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature, presented by Dodd Human Rights Impact at UConn.

Sarah R. Luria, a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology, receives PEO Scholar Award

Graduate Student Sarah R. Luria wins 2022 Scholar Award

Sarah R. Luria, a Ph.D. candidate in Neag School of Education's Educational Psychology program, has been selected as one of 100 recipients of the $20,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood.

Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine

As directors of the Human Rights Institute and Dodd Impact, we condemn the war of aggression against Ukraine as a blatant violation of international law and as a catastrophic attack on human rights. 

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Two Pop-Up Courses Being Offered in Spring 2022 Semester

The classes focus on important contemporary topics and give students core knowledge on a subject with opportunities to continue exploration beyond the course

A Tibetan activist from the Students for a Free Tibet association holds a banner during a protest in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on December 11, 2021 in Lausanne. - Human rights campaigners and exiles accuse Beijing of religious repression and massively curtailing rights in Tibet. (Photo by VALENTIN FLAURAUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Olympic Athletes: Five Questions America Needs to Ask About Athlete Activism

As the Winter Olympics begin in Beijing, questions about how free athletes are to express their political and moral beliefs

Students working materials found in the Dodd Papers, which are maintained by the UConn Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

Student Film Presents Story of Nuremberg through UConn Archives

Seeing the landmark trials through the eyes of U.S. prosecutor Thomas Dodd

The Dodd Center for Human Rights.

Dodd Impact Programs, Neag School to Host U.S. Education Secretary for Discussion about Importance of Civics and Human Rights Education

'These workshops are an opportunity for future educators to develop a better understanding of how civics and human rights can be a part of any subject area and any grade level'

Call for Submissions for the 2022 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature

The prize is awarded annually by Dodd Human Rights Impact at the University of Connecticut and is presented to the author of an outstanding children’s or young adult book addressing human rights issues or themes such as discrimination, equity, poverty, justice, war, peace, slavery, or freedom.

President Biden Centers Human Rights in His Address at UConn

On Friday, we were honored to host the President of the United States Joe Biden at the University of Connecticut where he joined students, faculty, staff, supporters, the Dodd family, and leaders from across our state for the dedication of The Dodd Center for Human Rights.