HRI Advisory Board

The Advisory Board helps the Human Rights Institute identify and achieve strategic objectives and priorities, serves as a sounding board for our leadership, and expands the reputation of the Institute among prospective students, potential donors, professionals, and other public organizations. The Board serves as a bridge between HRI and the community – both at UConn and beyond campus boundaries. It is also an important component of a volunteer leadership structure that is essential to the University’s ability to engage volunteers at various levels. 

Kaushik Basu
Marks Professor of International Studies
Professor of Economics
Director, Program on Comparative Economic Development, Cornell University

Michael Freeman
Emeritus Professor of Government, Essex University
Gladstein Visiting Professor, Fall 2004

Richard Hiskes
Professor of Political Science, Grand Valley State University

Bert Lockwood
Director of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati
Editor-in-Chief, Human Rights Quarterly

Paul Martin
Adjunct Professor of Human Rights Studies, Barnard College

Celina Romany
Director, Center for Human Rights of the Inter-American University School of Law

Laura Chapman Rubbo
Director, Responsible Governance & Supply Chain, The Walt Disney Company

Jeffrey Smith
Founding Director, Vanguard Africa
Class of 2003 Human Rights Alumni

Richard A. Wilson
Professor of Law and Anthropology, University of Connecticut
Founding Director, UConn Human Rights Institute