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Torture In The Time Of COVID-19

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
12:00pm – 1:15pm

Storrs Campus
Virtual Event

Please join the Human Rights Institute for a lunchtime seminar with David Richards and Ronald Gelleny entitled: "Torture in the Time of COVID-19."

The global COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impeded humans’ ability to live with dignity and to leverage those human rights created to protect human dignity. This presentation is based on a working paper examining how the pandemic has affected the right to be free from torture and ill-treatment in light of the twin crises (public health and economic) it has fomented.

David Richards is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, with appointments in both the Department of Political Science and the Human Rights Institute. His body of work on human rights includes more than two-dozen studies of gender-violence law; the measurement of government respect for human rights including torture; US public support for torture; and the effects of globalization on human rights respect. Some current projects include studies of torture in the time of COVID; sexual violence as torture; the language of torture in narratives; and best practices in teaching college students about torture.

Ronald Gelleny is an associate professor of political science at the University of Akron. His teaching and research interests include human rights, American foreign policy, globalization and research methods. His work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Political Research Quarterly, and the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology.

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This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Institute.


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