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Confronting History: The Legacy of Alexander von Humboldt’s Encounters with the Americas in the Twenty First Century

October 04, 2021 | Kerry Carnahan, Global Partnerships Graduate Assistant On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, UConn Global Affairs and the German Consulate General Boston co-presented the lunchtime discussion “Confronting History: The Legacy of Alexander von Humboldt’s Encounter with the Americas in the Twenty First Century.” Discussants were German historian of knowledge Dr. Sandra Rebok, author […]

ECNU & UConn holds Global Elites Academic Program

September 2, 2021 | ECNU News | East China Normal University “East China Normal University (ECNU) and University of Connecticut (UConn) held the online academic program themed “Global Elites in Humanities and Social Sciences” this summer. It creates a multiple platforms for ECNU undergraduates to look into the frontiers of disciplines, expand their research ideas […]

An illegal gold rush is igniting attacks on Indigenous people in the Amazon

July 6, 2021 | National Geographic | Scott Wallace, Professor of Journalism, University of Connecticut “As tensions between illegal gold miners and Indigenous communities erupt into open violence in the Brazilian Amazon, legislators allied with right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are aggressively pursuing measures aimed at curtailing protections of the territories and rights of Indigenous people. […]