Human Rights Education

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.

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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

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'

Dodd Impact’s 2021 Malka Penn Award Honors This is My America

Lauded by critics for its crucial look at justice in the United States, This is My America by author Kim Johnson has been recognized as the 2021 recipient of the Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children's Literature, presented by Dodd Human Rights Impact at UConn.

Meet the Researcher: Glenn Mitoma, Neag School of Education, Human Rights Institute

Glenn Mitoma has spent his career studying human rights and helping others understand how they can realize them in their communities

Eleanor Roosevelt, chairman of the Human Rights Commission, and Charles Malik, chairman of the General Assembly’s Third Committee (second from right), speak at a press conference after the completion of the Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration turns 70 this month. (United Nations Photo)

Advancing Human Rights Education in Connecticut 70 Years After UDHR

Seventy years ago this week, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris. This milestone document, on Dec. 10, 1948, established a common standard of fundamental human rights for all peoples and nations in response to the atrocities committed during World War II, and sought to protect and safeguard those rights for future generations. “All anniversaries provide a moment to reflect and take stock,” says Glenn Mitoma, an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Neag School. “The UDHR was written in the aftermath of World War II, a catastrophic moment in history that has important lessons for us today. We can use this anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the goal of a more just, equitable, and inclusive world.”

Attendees at the 2016 Intellectual Humility in Secondary Education Summer Institute discuss their beliefs on what causes genocide at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on Aug. 1, 2016. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Moving the Conversation Forward

Twenty schoolteachers are on campus this week to learn how to help their students discuss complex issues in productive ways.