UConn Stamford to Host Human Rights Forum (Westfair Online)

Excerpted from Westfair Online (White Plains, N.Y.)

Lieberman bystander conference imageUConn’s Stamford campus will host a daylong forum titled “Beyond Bystander: Monitoring Human Rights in Conflict Zones” on Friday as part of the Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman Conference and Lecture Series on Human Rights Practice.

The program is supported by Stamford-based Point72 Asset Management, part of the company’s five-year commitment to raise human rights awareness through lectures and conferences. It is coordinated by UConn’s Office of Global Affairs in collaboration with the UConn’s Human Rights Institute, UConn’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights, with assistance from the UConn Foundation.

“Sen. 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 U. S. Senate,” said Doug Haynes, president of Point72 Asset Management, in a statement. “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.”