Human Rights Archives and Documentation Symposium

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut are hosting a symposium, “Human Rights Archives and Documentation:  Transforming Ideas into Practice” on March 3-4, 2008.

The Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network and the Center for Human Rights Documentation at Columbia University Libraries are co-sponsoring the event. 

This one and a half day symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, and human rights scholars together to address specific needs and unique issues in human rights documentation and to create strategies for the future.  The keynote address for the symposium will be the Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights with the Honorable Patricia Wald, who served on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.  The Sackler Lecture, on March 3, at 4 PM in Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Research Center, is free and open to the public. 

The second day of the program will consist of working group sessions with human rights archivists and librarians to share information and address issues specific to human rights documentation.  More information is available on our website.