About the HRRC

The Connecticut / Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium (HRRC) provides an international, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional platform to promote and support academic collaboration between researchers and research groups at universities and other research institutions in the State of Connecticut (USA) and the Land Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

Research Areas

The Consortium is designed to serve as an incubator for diverse and interdisciplinary human rights research projects, generate critical knowledge on key human rights-related issues, and disseminate its findings. Research areas include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Democratic institutions in the face of authoritarianism
  • Conflict management
  • Human rights education in the age of social media
  • Human rights, geopolitics, and global society
  • Media and public discourse analysis
  • Migration, including labor migration and forced migration
  • Philosophical foundations of human rights
  • Social justice and solidarity


The Human Rights Research Consortium aims to support collaboration and provide information access in research, education, public discourse, and political decision-making.

In concrete terms, the Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium contributes to:

  • Building inter-state, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research networks through active transatlantic working groups, video conference meetings, and periodic in-person conferences
  • Promoting faculty mobility and providing fellowships as well as opportunities for postgraduate and graduate exchange
  • Supporting collaborative grant writing
  • Providing educational and curriculum assistance on human rights issues for secondary and college/university education
  • Creating publicly accessible online resources on critical human rights issues and for human rights education
  • Disseminating research findings through publications
  • Providing ad hoc advice to political decision-makers

Funded By:

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