Coalition Meeting: July 26-27, 2010

The fourth meeting of the Coalition opened on the evening of Monday, July 26, 2010 with a panel discussion on the topic “Enjoying the Benefits of Scientific Progress: Access, Innovation and Impediments” followed by a reception. The meeting continued the following day with presentations, workshops, and working meetings on human rights issues central to the mission of the Coalition. Sessions will include: “Climate Change: Rights and Responsibilities,” “Human Rights and Professional Ethics: Developments and Dilemmas,” and “The Next Generation: Incorporating Human Rights into Science Curricula.”

Presentations

Opening Plenary: Enjoying the Benefits of Scientific Progress: Access, Innovation and Impediments

Panelists:

Presenting the Joint Initiative Plan of Action

Jessica M. Wyndham, AAAS Science and Human Rights Program

Workshop: Engaging Your Organization in the Coalition: Opportunities and Obstacles

Facilitator: Clinton Anderson, American Psychological Association

Presenters:

  • Jerry Baker, Sigma Xi
  • Sam McFarland, International Society of Political Psychology
  • Doug Richardson, Association of American Geographers
  • Edward Walsh, Acoustical Society of America

Workshop: Human Rights and Professional Ethics: Developments and Dilemmas

Facilitator: Debra Mathews, Johns Hopkins, Berman Institute of Bioethics

Presenters:

  • Rob Albro, American Anthropological Association
  • Stephen H. Behnke, American Psychological Association---NOTE: AAAS wishes to alert viewers to the recent revelations of the connections, at the time of the presentation, between this presenter and the participation of psychologists in the US Department of Defense’s use of abusive interrogation techniques in combatting terrorism, a matter relevant to the subject of his remarks and not properly disclosed by the speaker at the time of the presentation or subsequently [7/13/15].
  • Allen Keller, New York University

Climate Change: Rights and Responsibilities

Facilitator: Lee Herring, American Sociological Association

Presenters:

  • Roberta Cohen, Brookings Institution
  • John Knox, Wake Forest University
  • Peter Rosenblum, Columbia University
  • David Waskow, Oxfam America

Workshop: Defining the Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress: Scientists’ Perspective

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

The Next Generation: Incorporating Human Rights into Science Curricula

Facilitator: Allen Keller, New York University