Through the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative, the University of Connecticut is working to increase democratic and civic capacity by supporting community dialogues on critical issues, providing moderator and facilitation training for dialogues and deliberations, and partnering with campus colleagues and local institutions to increase meaningful participation by all community members.

This initiative is run by Dodd Human Rights Impact and is supported by the Human Rights Institute, the Office of Global Affairs, UConn's Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Humanities Institute, UConn Extension and the Division of Student Affairs - Parent's Fund.

Events & Announcements

4/21 @12pm – Encounters: The Great Derangement

Join UConn Reads Democracy and Dialogues Initiative and Amitav Ghosh for Encounters: The Great Derangement Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00pm – 2:00pm Register via Zoom: 4/21/21 10:30 AM REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED What is it about climate change that the mention of it should lead to banishment from the preserves of serious […]

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4/21 @5pm – Encounters: The Great Derangement

Join UConn Reads Democracy and Dialogues Initiative and Amitav Ghosh for Encounters: The Great Derangement Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00pm – 7:00pm Register via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-GppzgiHdwgsAdO0FUppSFbI8hr52Hc What is it about climate change that the mention of it should lead to banishment from the preserves of serious fiction? And what does this tell us about culture […]

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4/22 Encounters: City Beautiful

Thursday April 22 6:00-8:00pm Hosted by the Wadsworth Atheneum Participate in an Encounters discussion about the way in which urbanism, public sculpture, and the City Beautiful movement perpetuated and solidified racist exclusions at the beginning of the modern age. The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago aimed to establish an experience of wonder and […]

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