Human Rights

Samantha Gove '23 (CLAS) stands outside The Dodd Center for Human Rights on May 5, 2022.

Rising Junior Named a Udall Scholar

Samantha Gove is just the ninth student in UConn history to receive the prestigious scholarship

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.

HRI Faculty Spotlight, Richard A. Wilson

Incitement, Hate Speech, and the Freedom of Expression

Aerial shot of UConn from Rte. 195, looking west.

UConn’s Abrahamic Programs Build on Efforts Toward Peace, Regional Integration in Middle East and North Africa

The non-denominational initiative builds on the intellectual foundations of Abrahamic thought and the Middle East and North African region’s three monotheistic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Sad depressed woman covers her eyes with her hands surrounded by people walking in crowded street. Panic attack in public place.

Psychological Tips Aren’t Enough – Policies Need to Address Structural Inequities so Everyone Can Flourish

In the era of pandemic malaise, who gets to flourish?

Irene Soteriou, a Truman Scholar, at the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room

UConn Junior Named A Truman Scholar

Junior Irene Soteriou ’23 (CLAS) has been named a Truman Scholar, marking the tenth time since 1986 that a UConn student has won the prestigious honor

Female engineer wearing hard hat and reflective green jacket standing with laptop against wind turbine and setting it up.

School of Business Offers New Minor in Social Responsibility and Impact in Business

The new program is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of their major

Ellen Litman at the Homer Babbidge Library on March 30, 2017.

‘It’s Hard To Look Away’: UConn English Professor Chronicles War From Russian-American Perspective

Ellen Litman says today's Russia bears striking similarities to the country she knew before the fall of communism

polka tattoo style artwork that depicts Marvi Sirmed being censored

UConn and Scholars at Risk: A Life-Saving Partnership, A Transformative Educational Experience

A journalist and activist, Marvi Sirmed faces threats of violence in her home country of Pakistan, but has found safety and academic freedom through UConn’s unique and longstanding partnership with the Scholars at Risk Network

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.