Graduate Student Human Rights Conference at UConn

CALL FOR PAPERS:  “Human Rights: Ideals and Realities”

Saturday, April 4, 2009

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, STORRS

* DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: FEBRUARY 16, 2009 *

The second annual multidisciplinary Graduate Human Rights Conference will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut. The conference aims to bring together graduate students interested in human rights, from multiple disciplines, to present and share their research interests. The conference will include a keynote address as well as complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Keynote Speaker: Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA and Associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Eurasian and Russian Studies. 

Panel Themes: The conference encourages interdisciplinary social science, law, and humanities approaches to understanding human rights issues. Panel themes may include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Economic Rights
  • Education and Human Rights
  • Environmental Rights
  • Foundations of Human Rights
  • Gender and Human Rights
  • Group Rights
  • Human Rights and International Law
  • Humanitarianism

If you would like to present a paper, please submit the following information to the Human Rights Institute at humanrights at uconn.edu by February 6, 2009:

– YOUR FULL NAME

– INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION

– E-MAIL, POSTAL ADDRESS, and TEL. NO.

– PAPER TITLE

– 300-WORD PAPER ABSTRACT

Please feel free to contact humanrights at uconn.edu if you have any further questions regarding the conference.

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  1. Hello! My name is Theresa Lerner and I am an MSW student with a Community Org. concentration at the Greater Hartford campus. Some fellow students and I are working on a project that relates to the Dream Act bill at the state level. Part of our project includes a petition to President Hogan that supports the Dream Act. During the next few weeks, we will be collecting signatures from students and faculty and eventually will present this petition to the President. Through Professor Shareen Hertel, we heard about your Human Awareness Week and were wondering if we could set up a table on Saturday, April 4 to encourage UCONN persons to sign the petition.

    Please get back to me and let me know if this is a possibility.

    Thank you,

    Theresa Lerner

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