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.
The Extremist Watchdog: Meet the Husky Who Tracks Online Hate
Prepared by a UConn human rights education to confront hatred and intolerance around the globe
DMD Professor’s ‘Blackhaven’ Game Lets Players Unravel Mysteries of the Past
A historically-themed video game that explores themes of contemporary relevance
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
Alum Establishes Human Rights Award for UConn Law Students
Paul Schneider ’18 LLM created the award for law students who pursue social justice
Buen Vivir: Examining Well-being in Colombia at a Time of Protest and Police Violence
'Can we create new indicators of well-being using this Indigenous concept of Buen Vivir?'
2021 HRI Scholarship Awardees
The Human Rights Institute is excited to announce the recipients of our annual Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship Competition! These $5,000 scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are enrolled full time at the University of Connecticut.
2021 HRI Internship Fellows
The Human Rights Institute is excited to announce the Summer 2021 Internship Fellows Cohort! These placements provide students with valuable experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for the realities of pursuing a career in the human rights field.
2021 HRI Graduate Research Funding
The Human Rights Institute is excited to announce the recipients of the Graduate Students Research Grants. These scholars are researching contemporary human rights issues and we are proud to support their work.