Dodd Impact

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."

Guerra, with Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, and the production team for Grit & Grace

Documenting the American Dream: In First-of-its-Kind Project, UConn Professor Directs Film for U.S. Congressional Committee

'Creating media that unites, that’s something that I really want to do with my films'

Former Senator Christopher J. Dodd speaks during the dedication ceremony of The Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs

UConn’s Dodd Human Rights Impact Campaign Raises $12.5 Million to Advance Human Rights Education, Outreach, and Engagement

The UConn Foundation's Dodd Human Rights Impact Campaign has raised more than $12.5 million, further solidifying the reputation of UConn as a preeminent academic institution for the study of, engagement with, and practice of human rights

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