Fall Information Session
Every fall, an information session was held for students interested in the Human Rights Program, especially those considering a minor or self-designed major in Human Rights.
Winter Break Virtual Reading Group
Students, staff, and faculty were invited in
December and January to read a designated book and then participate in
an online discussion forum.Spring Career Workshop
Each spring, a workshop was held for Human Rights students about career options, including information about graduate and professional schools.
Human Rights-in-Hartford Working Group
Part of the Local-Global Conversations Initiative, the Human Rights-in-Hartford Working Group convened in 2007-2008 to explore concrete ways in which Trinity’s HRP might facilitate conversations among local human rights and social justice organizations about the relevance of international human rights norms. The group met four times during the academic year.
In fall 2007, Trinity's Human Rights Program hosted the Human
Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival. Three films were shown during
November in Cinestudio: Enemies of Happiness, The Devil Came on
Horseback, and Everything's Cool. All films were followed by a
discussion. Admission to these films is free for anyone with a Trinity
i.d.; $5 for all others.
Fred Pfeil Memorial Lecture
In 2006, the Human Rights Program initiated an annual Fred Pfeil Memorial Lecture, honoring a member of Trinity’s faculty who served on the Program’s Advisory Board and was a deeply committed social activist.
2007: Mark Dow, author of American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons
2006: Professor Victor Streib, Ohio Northern University Law School
Trinity’s Human Rights Program hosted a series of speakers. The lectures brought to campus leading human rights
academics and advocates, who often interacted with students in
small-groups. Speakers have included former international judges and
foreign leaders; prominent human rights scholars; directors of major
human rights organizations; current and former government officials;
leading defense attorneys; as well as human rights victims and local activists. Topics covered the spectrum of human rights issues,
including the war on terror, ethics, health and science, women’s rights,
international law, children’s rights, the environment, and truth
2006-2007: The Global Impact of the ‘War on Terror’ on Human Rights
2005-2006: The Environment and Human Rights
2004-2005: Understanding Women’s Rights as Human Rights
2003-2004: The Role of Ethics and Human Rights in the Political Arena
2002-2003: The Promotion of International Human Rights Policy: Is the U.S. a Party to IT?
2001-2002: Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Confronting the Past, Constructing the Future
2000-2001: The Next Generation: Protecting and Promoting Children’s Rights