Human Rights Implications of UConn’s Future Climate Venture Studio

Friday, February 17, 2023
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Hybrid Event

Dodd Center for Human Rights - Room 162 & Zoom

About This Event:

The Economic & Social Rights Group welcomes you to join us for a roundtable discussion centered on how human rights issues intersect with the work of one of UConn's newest ventures in climate research. 

The Future Climate Venture Studio brings together UConn, a national and global leader in interdisciplinary climate research; R/GA Ventures, a venture studio operator and early-stage investor; CT Next, Connecticut’s innovation agency; and additional partners from energy finance, venture capital, and technology.

The Studio’s mission is to identify, support, and collaborate with the startups addressing the most critical dimensions of the climate challenge, including decarbonization, alternative energy, planetary resilience, social impact, and more.

Our Discussants:

Abhijit (Jit) Banerjee, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Office of the Vice President for Research

Lyle Scruggs, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science

Oksan Bayulgen, Ph.D.
Department Head & Associate Professor,
Department of Political Science

Michael Rubin, Ph.D.
Director, Human Rights Research & Data Hub
Assistant Research Professor, Human Rights, Engineering & Business

This event will be hosted both in-person and on Zoom. All are encouraged to join us. Register for updates and the Zoom link.

This event is hosted by the Research Program on Economic & Social Rights at the Human Rights Institute.