Senator Chris Dodd

Current Position: United States Senator

Brief Bio: Senator Chris Dodd is currently serving his fifth term in the United States Senate. He is the youngest person from Connecticut to ever be elected to that body and the only Senator ever to be elected five times by the people of Connecticut. As a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs, Senator Dodd has been an outspoken supporter of democracy, human rights, and due process of law.

He is the author of landmark legislation allowing family members to take time to care for a newborn or a sick relative without fear of losing their job. He has also written legislation providing affordable childcare to working families, strengthening our election laws, improving homeland security, and helping American companies grow and create new jobs. Senator Doddís father, Thomas Dodd, was the deputy prosecutor for the United States at the Nuremburg Trials and a two-term U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

Perspective on Conference Themes: Guaranteeing the basic right to a fair trail, even to the most egregious violators of our laws, is the cornerstone of a just and modern civilization. After World War II, the United States helped to lay that cornerstone at Nuremburg. The result was the birth of a new moral order, which honored the millions who perished, and which continues to inspire those who believe in the necessity of the rule of law.