Upcoming Human Rights Graduate Conference

Published on February, 20 2013 at 12:00am

Upcoming Graduate Conference

10th Anniversary Conference of the Human Rights Institute

CALL FOR PAPERS for graduate students (only).

Conference, September 18, 2013
University of Connecticut, Storrs

Deadline for Paper Proposals for Graduate Students: April 8th, 2013


The Human Rights Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a conference (September 19-21) that will showcase the "Connecticut School of Human Rights," an interdisciplinary, contextual approach to human rights. Interest in human rights has expanded beyond law school throughout the academy, and in particular into the social sciences and humanities. The conversations that will take place at the conference point toward new horizons for the Institute and for the interdisciplinary study of human rights for decades to come.


The Graduate Human Rights Conference will kick off the interdisciplinary conversation on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. We aim to bring together graduate students interested in human rights, from multiple disciplines, to present and share their research interests. The Graduate Conference will include a workshop on publishing in the field of human rights as well as complimentary breakfast and lunch. We encourage Graduate students to come to these events on Wednesday and stay for the 10th Anniversary Conference which will include many prominent human rights scholars.


Panel Themes: The Graduate Conference encourages interdisciplinary social science, law, and humanities approaches to understanding human rights issues. Panel themes may include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:


Economic and Social Rights
Education and Human Rights
Environmental Rights
Foundations of Human Rights
Gender and Human Rights
Group Rights
Health and Human Rights
Human Rights and International Law
Literature and Human Rights
Political and Civil Rights


If you would like to present a paper, please submit a 300-500 word abstract and short bio to the Human Rights Institute at humanrights@uconn.edu by April 8, 2013:

Please feel free to contact us at humanrights@uconn.edu if you have any further questions regarding the conference.

Limited travel assistance may be available for accepted panelists from schools outside of UConn.

For more details check out the graduate student programs section of the HRI website (scroll to bottom of page): here.