Lecture Series

​Every academic year, Trinity’s Human Rights Program hosts a series of  contentspeakers. The lectures bring to campus leading human rights academics and advocates, who often interact with students in small-group.  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 contentactivists.  Topics cover 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 commissions. 

Spring 2015 Events

Join us on April 17, 2015, starting at 3:00 pm in the McCook Auditorium, for "Tracking the Animal(s):  an Interdisciplinary Conference."  The conference will span 2 days, and is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Institute for Interdisciplinary Strudies, Human Rights Program, and the Connecticut Human Society.                 

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Join the Human Rights Program and the Environmental Science Program, in conjuction with the office of Shawn Wooden, City Council President, on April 6, 2015  at 6:00 p.m. at the Court of Common Council, Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street for a City Hall Meeting:  "Cycling Infrastructure in Hartford, Connecticut" 


Cameron Doublass, Ph.D., Thomas McKenna Meredith '48 Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science, Trinity College, and
Alex Perez, Trinity College sophomore

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February 5-February 7, 2015:  The Human Rights Program and Language and Culture Studies Department proudly present the 2015 Human Rights Advocacy Fellow-in-Residence, Jorge Alberto Miyagui Oshiro, Peruvian artist/activist.  Jorge will be visiting the campus this week.  Click here for the poster.

Past Lecture Series

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