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May events for Fifty Years After Nuremberg (Released: 4/23/96)

by Mark J. Roy, Office of University Communications.

The University of Connecticut's observance of Fifty Years After Nuremberg: Human Rights and the Rule of Law began with the dedication of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on Oct. 15, 1995. The one-year observance will culminate in a major academic conference this October. The following events, free to the public (unless otherwise noted), are scheduled for the month of May:

  • April 30 - "Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy." 1996 Louis L. Gerson Foreign Policy Lecture, delivered by John Shattuck, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, U.S. Department of State. 2 p.m., Doris and Simon Konover Auditorium of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

  • May 1 - "Human Rights and Nazi Germany." Speaker: Gerhard Weinberg, professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and author of the book Germany, Hitler, and World War II. Sponsored by the UConn Department of History. 4 p.m., Doris and Simon Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

  • May 10 - Global Perspectives Conference: Reverence for the Environment. Presentation of the Albert Schweitzer Environmental Youth Awards, to recognize students in grades 7 - 12 who promote environmental activism and/or awareness in their communities through action and example. Sponsored by The Albert Schweitzer Institute, the program includes workshops on environmental issues. 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. From 2 - 5 p.m. students will participate in special campus programs. (Please note: this program is not open to the public.)
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