A conversation with Professor Glenn Mitoma on his work, education, and thoughts regarding human rights. For more information on Prof. Mitoma, you can visit: http://thedoddcenter.uconn.edu/about/glenn-mitoma/

Candlelight is a podcast highlighting human rights in the United States via the experiences and career paths of those interviewed.

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  • Glenn Mitoma -UConn professor and director of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center


  • Nihilore -As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism
  • Nihilore- Moonlit Skyline

Resources Specific to This Episode: 

  • Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15115.html
  • Journal of Human Rights: http://jhr.uconn.edu/
  • Article by Sophie McBain: http://www.newstatesman.com/north-america/2013/10/why-us-so-reluctant-sign-human-rights-treaties
  • Article by Eric Posner: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/view_from_chicago/2012/12/u_n_convention_on_the_rights_of_persons_with_disabilities_the_u_s_shouldn.html

General Resources:

  • UConn Human Rights Programs: http://humanrights.uconn.edu/ http://humanrights.uconn.edu/major-in-human-rights/ http://humanrights.uconn.edu/minor-in-human-rights/ http://humanrights.uconn.edu/humanitarianism/
  • US Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html
  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html
  • Statute of the International Court of Justice: http://www.icj-cij.org/documents/index.php?p1=4&p2=2&p3=0
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC): http://www.unicef.org/crc/
  • Convention on Biological Diversity: https://www.cbd.int/
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/
  • Heforshe: www.heforshe.org
  • Universal Human Rights Instruments: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/UniversalHumanRightsInstruments.aspx

About The Author

Production Intern

Carissa Bernard is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in Communication and English. Her interest in human rights stems from the literature she read and courses she pursued as a student as well as her upbringing.

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