Professor Richard Hiskes, Director of Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights
860-486-2536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 11-12 OAK 420, 1-3 HRI
Thusday 11-12 OAK 420
Friday 1-3 HRI
Tina Chiarelli-Helminiak, Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights
860-486-8739 or email@example.com
Monday 1-3 HRI
Tuesday 1-3 HRI
Wednesday 1-3 HRI
Director of Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights
Richard P. Hiskes is the senior political theorist in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He received his MA (1975) and PhD (1978) in political science at Indiana University and specializes in modern and contemporary political thought, democratic theory, environmental ethics, and human rights theory.
Throughout his career in numerous books and articles Professor Hiskes has explored many central concepts underlying democratic politics, environmental policymaking, and the philosophical foundations of human rights. A conceptual focus running throughout all his works is the ideal of community and how it forms a backdrop to issues within democratic theory, science, and technology policy and human rights. He is the author or co-author of books that explore these themes: Community Without Coercion: Getting Along in the Minimal State (University of Delaware Press, 1982); Science, Technology and Policy Decisions (with Anne L. Hiskes, Westview, 1986); Direct Democracy and International Politics (with John T. Rourke and C.E. Zirakzadeh, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1992); and Democracy, Risk, and Community: Technological Hazards and the Evolution of Liberalism (Oxford, 1998).
Professor Hiskes's current research focuses on environmental human rights and justice across generations. His most recent book, The Human Right to a Green Future: Environmental Rights and Intergenerational Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2009) is on the subject and has several articles on the topic, including "The Right to a Green Future: Human Rights, Environmentalism, and Intergenerational Justice" (November, 2005 in Human Rights Quarterly); "Environmental Human Rights and Intergenerational Justice" (2006 in Human Rights Review); and "Environmental Rights, Intergenerational Justice, and Reciprocity with the Future" (July, 2005 in Public Affairs Quarterly).
Dr. Hiskes can be contacted at 860-486-2536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights
Tina Chiarelli-Helminiak is a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Her dissertation focus is on burnout among forensic interviewers. Tina has extensive practice experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Her greatest professional achievement is leading the development of a children's advocacy center providing community-based services in rural north Georgia. Tina has taught in the UConn MSW and human rights undergraduate programs and in the social work undergraduate program at Shippensburg University. Tina received her B.A. in Social Work from Shippensburg University (1999) and an MSW from Marywood University (2002), where she was the first social work student to receive the Sister M. Eva Connors Peace Medal.
Tina can be contacted at 860-486-8739 or email@example.com