Dodd Impact

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.

President Joe Biden speaks during the dedication ceremony of The Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs on Oct. 15, 2021.

Watch President Biden’s Historic Visit to UConn and The Dodd Human Rights Center

An historic moment captured in its entirety

President Joe Biden speaks during the dedication ceremony of The Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs on Oct. 15, 2021.

Biden Visit Emphasizes Intersection of Human Rights Scholarship, Activism, and Policy Making

The President of the United States visited Storrs for the dedication of The Dodd Center for Human Rights

A Brief History of Presidential Visits to UConn

Joe Biden's visit will be just the second time a sitting president has come to Storrs