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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 […]

UConn Genomics Researcher awarded fellowship from CASCADE-FELLOWS

Dr. Maéva Langouët from the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences in the UConn School of Medicine has been awarded the prestigious fellowship from the CASCADE-FELLOWS Program. CASCADE-FELLOWS is an international fellowship program for talented young researchers in the Life Sciences, supported by the EU Marie Curie COFUND scheme and managed by the University of […]

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 […]