AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition on July 12th

June 29, 2018

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition will host a Symposium on Higher Education and Human Rights on July 12th in Washington, DC. The Coalition was formed in 2009, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has served as the secretariat since its inception. FABBS was a founding member of the Coalition, in addition to the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and many other scientific societies.

The Coalition hosts two events each year in which scientists and engineers interact with human rights practitioners to discuss issues of mutual concern. The upcoming Symposium on Higher Education and Human Rights will address questions about protecting scientific and academic freedom; supporting scientists displaced by conflict; providing equal and inclusive access to STEM education and careers; ensuring that academic governance structures protect human rights on campus; and a number of other topics.

Speakers include:

  • Shirley Malcom, Director, Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS
  • Mustafa Bahran, Visiting Professor, Carleton University
  • Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
  • Karen Horting, Executive Director and CEO, Society of Women Engineers
  • Jonathan Lazar, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • Bethany Letiecq, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science, George Mason University
  • Alexis McKenney, HU Resist, Howard University
    Arelis Palacious, Associate Director for Undocumented Student Services, Georgetown University
  • Jeffrey H. Toney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kean University


Learn more and register here.