Forward Focused Ethics – What is the Role of Scientific Societies in Responding to Harassment and Other Workplace Climate Issues?

16 December 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Moscone South - Room 102

Event Type:

Town Hall

Ticketing Type:

Open To All

Event For:

All Attendees

This session will provide information on lessons learned from recent research on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the scientific community, and discuss examples of institutional and individual responses.  This will be an interactive session, and will seek input from participants on suggested actions for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and other scientific societies in helping to address and correct these issues. This town hall session is jointly sponsored by the AGU, the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), and the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN). Learn more about this event.

Confirmed Speakers- Leaders of the sponsoring societies plus:

  • Christine Williams, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Williams is an expert on gender, race and class inequality in the workplace and has done extensive research on sexual harassment.
  • Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Yale University, and Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Dr. Urry is also President of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
  • Mary Anne Holmes, Professor of Practice in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and author, “Women in the Geosciences – Practical, Positive Practices Towards Parity”