Dr. Kathryn Libal, Director of the UConn Human Rights Institute and School of Social Work faculty member says “this gift will sustain cutting-edge, interdisciplinary scholarship on human rights at the University of Connecticut. The Institute’s cross-disciplinary research teams of faculty and graduate students focus on three distinct areas: economic and social rights, humanitarianism, and global health and human rights.”

SSW faculty members, Drs. Megan Berthold, Lynne Healy, and Kathryn Libal serve on the Gladstein Committee and MSW students take the human rights certificate. “This endowment really sets into place our permanent funding as an Institute and has broad benefit to the university as a whole”, said Kathryn Libal.

Read more about the $4 million gift: Largest Human Rights Gift to UConn To Provide Scholarships, Build Endowment

Kathryn R. Libal, PhD

Kathryn R. Libal, PhD
Director, UConn Human Rights Institute
Associate Professor, School of Social Work