THE SENATOR JOSEPH I. LIEBERMAN CONFERENCE AND LECTURE SERIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE WILL CONTINUE THE WORK OF THE FORMER SENATOR FROM CONNECTICUT, WHO HAS LONG CHAMPIONED GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES.
The program is supported by Stamford-based Point72 Asset Management, which has made a five-year commitment to sponsor an annual human rights lecture and a biennial conference at the UConn Stamford campus. The program will be coordinated by UConn Global Affairs, in collaboration with the Human Rights Institute, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and the UConn Foundation.
UConn designated human rights as a university priority in 2001, and restated its commitment in 2014 by identifying Human Diversity, Disparity, and Rights as an area for strategic academic emphasis in its new academic plan. UConn’s campus in downtown Stamford is just north of New York City and the headquarters of the United Nations, as well as leading international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are involved in human rights education, research, and advocacy.
“Senator Lieberman was a tireless champion for human rights, as well as the state of Connecticut and the city of Stamford, during his 24-year tenure in the Unites States Senate. We are pleased to honor his leadership and advance the cause of human rights by sponsoring UConn’s Stamford-based Senator Joseph I. Lieberman Conference and Lecture Series on Human Rights Practice.”
- Doug Haynes, President of Point72 Asset Management
Spring 2017 Conference
FORMER U.S. SENATOR
JOSEPH I. LIEBERMAN
“I have always believed that the protection of human rights is our national responsibility, not only within the United States, but that human rights should also be at the forefront of our foreign policy. I am honored by UConn’s decision to create this continuing lecture series and a biennial conference on human rights, and grateful to Point72 for providing the funding to make these events possible. I am hopeful this conference and lecture series will help continue to build up the Stamford campus of UConn.”