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
  • 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