Upcoming Events

HRRC Salon - A Series of Monthly HRRC Gatherings

Brief presentation by HRRC members about their current research and discussion in an informal setting.

February 3, 2022

11am-12pm EST / 17:00-18:00 CET

Lynne Tirrell (Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut) and Richard Wilson (Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Law and Anthropology, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Associate Dean for Research, School of Law, University of Connecticut)

Discursive Violence: Context, Causation, and Prevention 

Click here for an abstract. All HRRC members will receive a Zoom link by email.

Past Events / Archive

HRRC Salon

December 2, 2021

Sebastian Wogenstein (German Studies/Hebrew and Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut)

Human Rights as Paradigm in Contemporary German Jewish Literature

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HRRC Salon

November 4, 2021

Avinoam Patt (Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and
Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Connecticut)

The Politics of Holocaust Analogies in the Age of COVID

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HRRC Salon

October 7, 2021

Christina Binder (International Law and International Human Rights Law, Bundeswehr University Munich)

European Human Rights Protection in a Time of Crisis? The COVID-19 Pandemic as Challenge and Opportunity

Discussant: Mateja Steinbrück Platise (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg)

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HRRC Annual Conference: Democracy and Human Rights

June 24, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Wilfried Hinsch (Chair of Practical Philosophy, University of Cologne, Germany): Human Rights, Discrimination, and Social Justice

Additional Speakers: Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Lewis Gordon | Mathias Risse | Janne Mende | Silvia Steininger | Nora Hertz


FRIAS Lecture Series: Human Rights in Times of Crisis

May - July 2021

Speakers: Javier Martinez Torron | Rüdiger Wolfrum | Alicia Ely Yamin | Molly Land | Gerald L. Neuman | Ercüment Celik | Mathias Risse | Julian Nida-Rümelin

For the lecture recordings, click here.


HRRC Salon

May 6, 2021

Silja Vöneky (Public International Law and Comparative Law, University of Freiburg, Germany) and Philipp Kellmeyer (Neuroethics and Artificial Intelligence Ethics, University of Freiburg, Germany)

Scientific, Ethical and Legal Perspectives - Global Harmonisation of Standards for Brain Organoid Research and Therapy?

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University of Connecticut Provost Distinguished Lecture Series

April 21, 2021

Katharina von Hammerstein (Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, German Studies, University of Connecticut, USA): Voices of Genocide: From German Colonialism in Africa to the Court for the Southern District of New York


HRRC Salon

April 1, 2021

Frauke Lachenmann (Former Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International Public Law and the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg, Germany): The Good Faith Principle in Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Conference and Legislative Initiative: "Building Bridges: Connecticut at the Crossroads"

COVID-19, the Connecticut State Budget Crisis and the Path Towards Decarceration, Public Safety and Community Investment

Click here for more information on the initiative, including the White Paper on Criminal Justice Policy, and here for video recordings of the conference panels.

A collaboration of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy and the University Network for Human Rights.

February 23-24, 2021


"No Final Resting Place: Narratives of My People. The Ovaherero Genocide."

Ngondi Kamatuka, University of Kansas

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February 11, 2021


Inaugural Conference "Human Rights in Times of Crisis"

Click here for the program and video recordings of the conference sessions.

November 9, 2020


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