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UConn to Award 2023 Dodd Prize to Ukraine’s Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center
In addition to the awarding of the Dodd Prize, a panel about Babyn Yar will be featured at the inaugural Human Rights Summit to be held on October 25, 26, and 27, at UConn’s Dodd Center for Human Rights
Northeast Human Rights Film Festival to Showcase Documentaries, Rally Audiences to Action
The inaugural film festival aims to connect filmmakers, human rights advocates, and community groups with the common goal of sustained, transformational impact
Genocide and Remembrance Are Topics at UConn Yom HaShoah Event
The April 18 event will bring together the testimony of a Holocaust survivor with the insights of scholars
IMRP Heads to Norway for Look Inside Prison System Seeking to ‘Create Good Neighbors’
'In Norway, the punishment is the taking away of freedom'
EPOCH Shares Community Histories, From Connecticut to Côte d’Ivoire
Now officially in partnership with Connecticut Humanities, EPOCH will be working with towns across the state – beginning with Bloomfield, Windsor, and Enfield – to collect their own community histories
Human Rights Institute Renamed After Longtime Benefactor Gary Gladstein and Family
The UConn Board of Trustees Wednesday renamed the Human Rights Institute the Gladstein Family Human Rights Institute to honor the legacy and support of alumnus Gary Gladstein and his family
One Year After the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Can Businesses Prevent Future Wars?
'If you’re a businessperson in Connecticut, there are connections now that you can use to create a more peaceful world'
Dodd Impact Team Seeks ‘A More Perfect Union’ Through Community Conversation
History professor Brendan Kane and other UConn experts hosted statewide discussions on the nation’s founding documents, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Connecticut Humanities Council
The Darién Gap in Focus: Exhibition Centers the Stories of Migrants Traveling through Panama in Transit to the U.S.-Mexico Border
"The photographs connect us closer to the experiences of migrants transiting through Panama: shoes laying across the migratory reception center, two children under a tent sponsored by U.S. and E.U. aid, a Bible drying under the sun, children playing in the river, and border officials' increasing presence in Darién."