Coalition Meeting: January 22, 2010

The third meeting of the Coalition opened on the morning of Friday, January 22, 2010 with a panel discussion on the ethical considerations arising from scientific research carried out in a military context.

The Coalition meeting continued throughout the day and provided attendees with the opportunity to participate in working group meetings, and discuss human rights issues central to the mission of the Coalition, including bringing human rights to scientific associations. Sessions include “Scientific Associations Serving Humanity: Volunteer Programs of Scientific Associations,” “Article 15: The Right to the Benefits of Scientific Progress,” and “In Their Own Voices: Hearing from Survivors of Human Rights Violations.”

Meeting materials are available below:

  • Agenda and Report
  • Audio of Opening Plenary
  • Presentations (see below)

Presentations

Opening Plenary: “Ethical Dilemmas in Science Practice”

Presenters:

Discussant: Len Rubenstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and former Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights

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

Session: “In Their Own Voices: Hearing from Survivors of Human Rights Violations”

Presenters:

  • Dennis Fritz, Midwestern Innocence Project
  • Laurie Ahern, Mental Disability Rights International
  • Radwan Ziadeh, National Endowment for Democracy

Facilitator: Susan Hinkins, American Statistical Association

Training: “Article 15: The Right to the Benefits of Scientific Progress”

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

Session: “Scientific Associations Serving Humanity: Volunteer Programs of Scientific Associations”

Presenters:

  • Rhonda Jacobs, Geoscientists Without Borders, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Gary Shapiro, Statistics Without Borders, American Statistical Association
  • Shaifali Puri, Scientists Without Borders, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Jessica M. Wyndham, “On-Call”Scientists, AAAS Science and Human Rights Program

Facilitator: Doug Richardson, Association of American Geographers

Joint Initiative: Article 15 – Developing the Plan of Action

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