Human Rights

HRI Faculty Spotlight, Richard A. Wilson

Incitement, Hate Speech, and the Freedom of Expression

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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

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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. 

Evacuees from Afghanistan wait for boarding into a passenger plane bound for the U.S. at the U.S. military's Ramstein air base on October 09, 2021 in Ramstein, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

Tens of Thousands of Afghan Evacuees Made it to the US: Here’s How the Resettlement Process Works

While many Americans think of the arriving Afghans as 'refugees,' most have a more tenuous legal status

Prakash Kashwan giving a lecture to UConn journalism students on the science of climate justice. (Photo by Scott Wallace

Reimagining the Commons for a Just and Sustainable Future

Rethinking how shared resources are protected and stewarded has major implications for global society