President Joe Biden, along with former U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd and other dignitaries, will visit Yukon stores on Friday, October 15 to dedicate the Dodd Center for Human Rights.
The DOD Center for Human Rights will serve as an umbrella home for the University’s comprehensive and diverse human rights programs, including the Human Rights Institute (HRI) and DOD Impact. It has been known as the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center since its opening in 1995, and the Yukon Board of Trustees unanimously voted in August to adopt it as the Dodd Center for Human Rights.
The Yukon Connecticut Father and Son is honoring more than half a century of public service by U.S. Senators Thomas J. Dodd and Christopher J. Dodd, as well as the development and growth of the Dodd family’s widely recognized Yukon man. Commitment to support programs for rights science, research and engagement programs, ”says Dr. Andrew Agonobi, Yukon’s interim president.
“President Biden join us as we dedicate ourselves to advancing the Dodd family legacy,” he said.
Although the event is open by invitation only, it will be broadcast live to the public on the Stream Feed.
The event will be titled “The Human Rights of the Next Generation.” President Biden, Senator Dodd, and President Agonobi will include Yukon students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the Connecticut Congress delegation, Governor Ned Lemont, Yukon Board of Trustees, and others.
Like his father, Senator Christopher J. He has been a vocal advocate for human rights values and the rule of law, from his peace corps volunteer service in Latin America to his early days in the House of Representatives and the US Senate, when he spoke out against human rights abuses. Worked to finish. Rights in Central America
Senator Christopher J. He added: “Given the challenges we face as a nation and as a global community, I am pleased that the Dodge Center will be a place where students, professionals, lawyers and others come together to work for a fairer world.” Will do. “
“Through Dodd Impact, our job is simply to make an impact. Human rights can and do make a difference on and off campus, globally and at home.
The Human Rights Institute is the largest undergraduate and graduate human rights program at a public university in the United States: “We are educating and mentoring the next generation of human rights leaders,” Yukon said. Vice President for World Affairs and Professor of Geography
The center, which opened in 1995, was originally named after the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd, who was the lead prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg after World War II and a strong human rights lawyer during his Senate career. Senator Christopher Dodd worked with the university to establish, fund, and establish a center to preserve and promote his father’s human rights legacy.
The Dodd Center for Human Rights will be home to the archives and special collections of Yukon Libraries, the Center for Judicial Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and the Human Rights Institute.
Katherine Label, director of the Human Rights Institute and an associate professor at Yukon, says Yukon’s human rights research, teaching and engagement is “based on the commitment of more than 40 busy faculty members across the university.” Social work and human rights.