Coalition Meeting: January 11, 2011

The fifth meeting of the Coalition was held Tuesday, January 11, 2011, with an opening plenary on “Science, Human Rights and Haiti’s Recovery”. The meeting continued with presentations, workshops, and working meetings on human rights issues central to the mission of the Coalition, including: “Human Rights and Human Subjects: Protection Mechanisms,” “She Speaks Science, He Speaks Human Rights: Bridging the Divide,” and “Getting the Word Out: Designing a Human Rights Track for Your Annual Meeting.” The meeting report will be available in February.

Opening Plenary: Science, Human Rights and Haiti’s Recovery [Listen]

Facilitator: Jessica M. Wyndham, AAAS Science and Human Rights Program

Presenters:

  • Alex Dehgan, United States Agency for International Development
  • Fritz Deshommes, University of Haiti
  • Emily Jacobi, Digital Democracy [view Slides]
  • Fritz Scheuren, Statistics Without Borders

Closing Plenary: The Growing and Indispensable Role of Science in Human Rights Litigation [Listen]

Facilitator: Jessica M. Wyndham, AAAS Science and Human Rights Program

Presenter: Dinah Shelton, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Human Rights and Human Subjects: Protection Mechanisms

Facilitator: Mark S. Frankel, AAAS Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program

Presenters:

  • George Annas, Boston University School of Public Health and School of Law [view slides]
  • Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jennifer Woolard, Georgetown University

She Speaks Science, He Speaks Human Rights: Bridging the Divide

Facilitator: Amanda Sozer, SNA International

Presenters:

  • Philip Fornaci, DC Prisoners’ Project
  • Mary Gray, American University [view slides]
  • Maria Koulouris, Global Rights
  • Anne Middaugh, State of Maryland Dept. of Mental Health and Hygiene

Workshop: Getting the Word Out: Designing a Human Rights Track for Your Annual Meeting

Facilitator: Megan Overbey, Association of American Geographers

Presenters:

  • Jerry Baker, Sigma Xi
  • Cliff Duke, Ecological Society of America
  • Gretchen Schafft, American Anthropological Association

Workshop: Working with UN Human Rights Mechanisms: Lessons for the Joint Initiative

Facilitator: Jessica M. Wyndham, AAAS Science and Human Rights Program

Presenter: Hadar Harris, American University, Washington College of Law [view Slides]