Engineering for Human Rights Initiative

We use the human rights framework to develop socially-responsive technology solutions to existing and future challenges, including the socially disruptive impacts of emerging technologies. We drive new knowledge creation and new strategies for reducing harm and increasing access to rights by bridging the science and human rights divide across a range of industries, economic sectors, and locations – across the United States and beyond. For details on key faculty involved, our projects, and ways to become involved, please see our full program site:

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For information about the Engineering for Human Rights Initiative contact:

Shareen Hertel, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science & Human Rights
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1024
Storrs, CT 06269-1024
Tel: 860 486 4129  Fax: 860 486 3347