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Meet the winners of the 2021 AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Student Essay Competition! This year's essays tackl...
11/24/2021
AAAS Names FutureGen Scholars and Human Rights Essay Contest Winners

Meet the winners of the 2021 AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Student Essay Competition! This year's essays tackled a range of timely topics at the intersection of science, technology, and human rights, from global migration policies to health care access to artificial intelligence. The winners were recognized for their originality and creativity in understanding and addressing human rights and scientific challenges, the strength of their analysis and reasoning, and the quality and clarity of their writing.

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition has named the winners for two different honors for undergraduate and graduate students.

IN ONE HOUR! The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To under...
11/17/2021
The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers: A View from Within

IN ONE HOUR! The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us TODAY at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Register Now! The role of science and technology in society, and the relationship between scientists, engineers and the public have been topics of debate and discussion for decades. Over recent years....

TOMORROW! The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understa...
11/16/2021
The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers: A View from Within

TOMORROW! The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Register Now! The role of science and technology in society, and the relationship between scientists, engineers and the public have been topics of debate and discussion for decades. Over recent years....

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the per...
11/15/2021
The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers: A View from Within

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Register Now! The role of science and technology in society, and the relationship between scientists, engineers and the public have been topics of debate and discussion for decades. Over recent years....

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the per...
11/14/2021
The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers: A View from Within

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Register Now! The role of science and technology in society, and the relationship between scientists, engineers and the public have been topics of debate and discussion for decades. Over recent years....

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the per...
11/12/2021
The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers: A View from Within

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Register Now! The role of science and technology in society, and the relationship between scientists, engineers and the public have been topics of debate and discussion for decades. Over recent years....

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the per...
11/11/2021
The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Engineers: A View from Within

The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm Register Now! The role of science and technology in society, and the relationship between scientists, engineers and the public have been topics of debate and discussion for decades. Over recent years....

11/10/2021
Information for Volunteers

Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development. Looking to use your scientific expertise to advance #HumanRights at home and around the world? AAAS On-call Scientists is a network of 1500 volunteers from more than 70 countries who share their skills and knowledge with human rights organizations in need of technical expertise. Learn more and sign up.

Become an On-call Scientist This is a great opportunity to be a part of efforts to advance human rights at home and around the world. In the process of addressing a science or technology question or need, you also will be helping expand the public’s understanding and appreciation of science and te...

That’s a wrap on the 2021 Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference! Thank you to our presenters, participants, a...
10/22/2021

That’s a wrap on the 2021 Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference! Thank you to our presenters, participants, and everyone who worked behind the scenes to make these two days happen. #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

That’s a wrap on the 2021 Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference! Thank you to our presenters, participants, and everyone who worked behind the scenes to make these two days happen. #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

Today: What are ways to integrate human rights education into STEM teaching? Hear perspectives from Robert F. Kennedy Hu...
10/22/2021

Today: What are ways to integrate human rights education into STEM teaching? Hear perspectives from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights educators as part of the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. https://fcld.ly/8erjwyr #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Today: What are ways to integrate human rights education into STEM teaching? Hear perspectives from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights educators as part of the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. https://fcld.ly/8erjwyr #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Fascinating, important discussion organized by American Psychological Association on the connections between #HumanRight...
10/21/2021

Fascinating, important discussion organized by American Psychological Association on the connections between #HumanRights and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the scientific community. Highlighting the importance of lived experience, asking the question: “how do we advance dignity?” #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

Fascinating, important discussion organized by American Psychological Association on the connections between #HumanRights and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the scientific community. Highlighting the importance of lived experience, asking the question: “how do we advance dignity?” #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

Powerful discussion on how DNA can be used to support the reunification of separated migrant families in a manner that i...
10/21/2021

Powerful discussion on how DNA can be used to support the reunification of separated migrant families in a manner that is secure, ethical, and humane, touching on trauma-informed approaches, importance of restoring agency to families, potential for misuse, and informed consent. Abstract from members of the DNA Bridge Consortium's June article in Science: https://fcld.ly/wpc443n #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

Powerful discussion on how DNA can be used to support the reunification of separated migrant families in a manner that is secure, ethical, and humane, touching on trauma-informed approaches, importance of restoring agency to families, potential for misuse, and informed consent. Abstract from members of the DNA Bridge Consortium's June article in Science: https://fcld.ly/wpc443n #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

The 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference is underway! This morning’s plenary featured perspectives ...
10/21/2021

The 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference is underway! This morning’s plenary featured perspectives from air quality advocates around the world on the importance of collaboration in fighting air pollution. #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

The 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference is underway! This morning’s plenary featured perspectives from air quality advocates around the world on the importance of collaboration in fighting air pollution. #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition

Check out great projects from undergraduate and graduate students in the Student Presentations section of the 2021 AAAS ...
10/21/2021
Student Presentations

Check out great projects from undergraduate and graduate students in the Student Presentations section of the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference! #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

 Student Presentations Featured Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky Novel Science Service-Learning Module with Naloxone Training Improves Student Awareness of Opioid Epidemic Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky Jennifer Jin The Need For Preservation Of Medical Decision Making with Diminished Cognitive...

The 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference starts in one hour. Don’t miss the student meetups...
10/21/2021
AAAS Science, Technology, and Human Rights 2021 Conference

The 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference starts in one hour. Don’t miss the student meetups, networking sessions for those working on the human right to science and efforts to support displaced scholars, and much more! #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference 2021 The Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference will take place October 21 & 22. This conference brings together human rights leaders from around the world, academic researchers across different disciplines, scientists and engineers who work...

Students at the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference! Meet scientists, engineers, and healt...
10/20/2021

Students at the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference! Meet scientists, engineers, and health professionals working in human rights, learn about research in #SciTech4HR from fellow students, and join the student meetup! https://fcld.ly/o7rwclu #SHRCoalition

Students at the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference! Meet scientists, engineers, and health professionals working in human rights, learn about research in #SciTech4HR from fellow students, and join the student meetup! https://fcld.ly/o7rwclu #SHRCoalition

This Friday: How can cross-sector and cross-border cooperation help ensure that the benefits of climate change solutions...
10/20/2021
Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference 2021

This Friday: How can cross-sector and cross-border cooperation help ensure that the benefits of climate change solutions are equitably distributed? Learn more at a session organized by the American Chemical Society at the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Register now! On October 21-22, 2021, the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition will host its annual conference online. Open to all who are interested in building connections across science, technology and human rights, the virtual format will include new opportunities for engagement. Click here t...

The AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference kicks off tomorrow, October 21. This year's conference ...
10/20/2021
Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference 2021

The AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference kicks off tomorrow, October 21. This year's conference includes a session on how DNA can be used to support the reunification of separated migrant families in a manner that is secure, ethical, and humane. #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Register now! On October 21-22, 2021, the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition will host its annual conference online. Open to all who are interested in building connections across science, technology and human rights, the virtual format will include new opportunities for engagement. Click here t...

Two days to go! Check out the updated agenda for the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. ...
10/19/2021

Two days to go! Check out the updated agenda for the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. This year's event features responses to the pandemic’s global human rights impacts, digital tools for human rights documentation, opportunities to network with colleagues, and much more. https://fcld.ly/64bc03u

Two days to go! Check out the updated agenda for the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. This year's event features responses to the pandemic’s global human rights impacts, digital tools for human rights documentation, opportunities to network with colleagues, and much more. https://fcld.ly/64bc03u

This year’s AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference includes a session organized by American Psycho...
10/18/2021

This year’s AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference includes a session organized by American Psychological Association on the connections between #HumanRights and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the scientific community. For more information and to register for the conference: https://fcld.ly/viwi4g1

This year’s AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference includes a session organized by American Psychological Association on the connections between #HumanRights and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the scientific community. For more information and to register for the conference: https://fcld.ly/viwi4g1

So many inspiring speakers at the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. Register now to be ...
10/18/2021
2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference: Speakers

So many inspiring speakers at the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. Register now to be part of these important conversations! #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

List of Speakers (Organized by surname) A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Maysa Akbar, American Psychological Association B Elizabeth Barnert, The David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles Art Blume, Wa...

The Virtual AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference starts on October 21! Open to all who are interested in...
10/15/2021
AAAS Science, Technology, and Human Rights 2021 Conference

The Virtual AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference starts on October 21! Open to all who are interested in building connections across science, technology and human rights, the online format will include new opportunities for engagement. #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference 2021 The Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference will take place October 21 & 22. This conference brings together human rights leaders from around the world, academic researchers across different disciplines, scientists and engineers who work...

Check out the updated agenda for the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference! This year's even...
10/14/2021
Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference 2021

Check out the updated agenda for the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference! This year's event features responses to the pandemic’s global human rights impacts, digital tools for human rights documentation, opportunities to network with colleagues, and much more. #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Register now! On October 21-22, 2021, the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition will host its annual conference online. Open to all who are interested in building connections across science, technology and human rights, the virtual format will include new opportunities for engagement. Click here t...

The 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference starts on Thursday, October 21! Register now and j...
10/13/2021
AAAS Science, Technology, and Human Rights 2021 Conference

The 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference starts on Thursday, October 21! Register now and join the conversation. #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR

Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference 2021 The Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference will take place October 21 & 22. This conference brings together human rights leaders from around the world, academic researchers across different disciplines, scientists and engineers who work...

In an Ask Me Anything session on Engaging University Administration in Bringing Human Rights to Campus at the 2020 Scien...
10/08/2021
Engaging University Administration in Bringing Human Rights to Campus

In an Ask Me Anything session on Engaging University Administration in Bringing Human Rights to Campus at the 2020 Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference, Dr. Jeff Toney of Kean University discussed strategies that engage students in the study of human rights at the course level and how to obtain strong support for human rights initiatives from university leadership. Thanks to conference compendium associate editor Keri Iyall Smith! #FlashbackFriday

Author: Keri Iyall Smith Participants Jeff Toney, Senior Vice President for Research, Kean University, Visiting Scholar, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT Jonathan Drake, Senior Program Associate, American Associ...

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Meet the winners of the 2021 AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Student Essay Competition! This year's essays tackled a range of timely topics at the intersection of science, technology, and human rights, from global migration policies to health care access to artificial intelligence. The winners were recognized for their originality and creativity in understanding and addressing human rights and scientific challenges, the strength of their analysis and reasoning, and the quality and clarity of their writing.
IN ONE HOUR! The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us TODAY at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.
TOMORROW! The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.
The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.
The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.
The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.
The social responsibilities of the scientific community is often a topic of debate and discussion. To understand the perspectives of scientists and engineers around the world, AAAS conducted a global survey, supported by National Science Foundation (NSF). Join us on November 17 at 12:00 PM ET as we report on our findings.
Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development. Looking to use your scientific expertise to advance #HumanRights at home and around the world? AAAS On-call Scientists is a network of 1500 volunteers from more than 70 countries who share their skills and knowledge with human rights organizations in need of technical expertise. Learn more and sign up.
That’s a wrap on the 2021 Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference! Thank you to our presenters, participants, and everyone who worked behind the scenes to make these two days happen. #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition
Today: What are ways to integrate human rights education into STEM teaching? Hear perspectives from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights educators as part of the 2021 AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference. https://fcld.ly/8erjwyr #SHRCoalition #SciTech4HR
Fascinating, important discussion organized by American Psychological Association on the connections between #HumanRights and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the scientific community. Highlighting the importance of lived experience, asking the question: “how do we advance dignity?” #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition
Powerful discussion on how DNA can be used to support the reunification of separated migrant families in a manner that is secure, ethical, and humane, touching on trauma-informed approaches, importance of restoring agency to families, potential for misuse, and informed consent. Abstract from members of the DNA Bridge Consortium's June article in Science: https://fcld.ly/wpc443n #SciTech4HR #SHRCoalition