Dodd Impact Programs

Dodd Human Rights Impact Programs foster a culture of human rights at UConn, in Connecticut, and around the world through outreach and engagement. We develop and support programs and initiatives that seek to directly impact communities by helping them meet their human rights challenges.

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Call for Fellow Applications

Scheidt Family Seminar on Genocide Studies and Prevention

June 10-14, 2024 at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs, CT

The in-person Seminar is intended primarily for full-time college or university teachers interested, or already teaching, in the field of genocide studies.  Faculty intending to develop new courses or academic programs incorporating genocide studies and prevention into department teaching are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applications from current Ph.D. students and post-docs as well as museum, center, and NGO educators also are encouraged.  The Seminar is intentionally interdisciplinary, so welcomes applications from across the disciplinary spectrum.

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Thomas J Dodd Nurembourgh Trials

In addition to continuing to honor the legacy of Senator Thomas Dodd and his service as executive trial counsel to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Dodd Impact Programs recognize the ongoing support of the entire Dodd family to human rights programming at UConn.

Christopher Dodd

In particular, Dodd Impact Programs honor and extends the human rights legacy of Senator Christopher J. Dodd, who has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Connecticut, and for peace and justice at home and around the world. Chris Dodd was essential to the founding of the Dodd Center and continues as one of Dodd Impact Programs' most important champions.

The Dodd Center for Human Rights building

To build on and leverage the synergies of UConn’s human rights programs, Dodd Impact Programs are part of the Gladstein Family Human Rights Institute (HRI) to create one of the most dynamic centers of human rights teaching, research, and engagement anywhere in the world. As part of HRI, Dodd Impact Programs connect the energy and expertise of human rights faculty and students to community in Connecticut and around the world.

Core Areas

Our Work

The Dodd Center for Human Rights

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The Dodd Center is a building in the center of UConn’s Storrs campus that houses the Gladstein Family Human Rights Institute, the University Library’s Archives & Special Collections, and the Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life. It hosts exhibitions, events, and other activities for the campus community and broader public.

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