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04.19.2016 Elusive Search for Social Justice in Africa: The Relevance of Nkrumah’s Vision to the Struggle for Economic Independence

Lecture by Ms. Samia Nkrumah Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center University of Connecticut, Storrs  The father of modern African nationalism and the great torch bearer of pan-Africanism, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was very clear in his vision that political independence was only the first step in the struggle […]

04.07.2016 India’s Democracy: Electoral Vibrancy, Liberal Deficits

Attend the Annual Radha Devi Joshi Lecture, with Ashutosh Varshney Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Time: 3:30-5:00 pm Location: Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium, Storrs Campus Ashutosh Varshney is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University, where he also directs the Brown-India Initiative. His books include Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and […]

03.10.2016 Indian Foreign Policy and Global Change: Multilateralism from Nehru to Modi

Discussion with Manu Bhagavan (Professor of History, Hunter College) Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm Location: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium Sponsors: India Studies Program, Global Affairs, Asian / Asian American Studies Institute, United Nations Association of Connecticut and the Citizens for Global Solutions, Mansfield Chapter Professor of History […]

03.03.2016 Modern Islamophobia: Muslims in Europe and the U.S.

UConn and the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut invite you to a community conversation featuring: Dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi Generous funding provided by the UConn Zachs Fund for Holocaust Education When: Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 3 – 5 pm Where: UConn School of Social Work, Zachs Community Room 1798 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford Light refreshments will be served. […]

UConn Human Rights Institute Receives $4 Million Gift

The UConn Human Rights Institute received the largest gift in its history, from philanthropist and UConn alumnus Gary Gladstein (class of 1966) and his wife Phyllis, and from Gorge Soros through his Open Society Foundations. Each will donate $2 million, with the Soros gift contingent on the UConn Foundation matching that with an additional $2 […]

12.10.2016 Poor Democracies in a Conundrum: International Trade and Government Revenues in Developing Countries

Lecture by Nita Rudra (Georgetown University, Dept. of Government) Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm Location: Storrs Campus, Dodd Center Room 162 Light lunch provided Governments of developing countries need revenue to meet their substantial spending, development, and poverty reduction goals. How has globalization affected their ability to raise such revenues? In this analysis, […]

Syrian Refugee Crisis Continues to Capture World’s Attention

Since war in Syria broke out in 2011, refugees fleeing the devastating conflict – now joined by thousands (mostly young men) of all nationalities – continue to flood into Europe. So far this year, more than one million have entered the continent seeking refuge or jobs, straining government resources and spawning a political backlash in […]