Human rights are fundamental entitlements needed to safeguard every person’s dignity and promote the realization of each person’s full potential. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes human rights as:
Welcome to the DoSER Director’s Corner! Here Jennifer Wiseman will share her reflections on public dialogue at the interface of science, ethics, and religion and how DoSER is working to support constructive exchange and understanding between these communities. This is also an opportunity to explore positive and productive ideas; we welcome your thoughts.
Books on vanishing frogs, secretive seabirds, and the fascinating history of feathers were among the winners of the 2012 AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film (SB&F) Prize for Excellence in Science Books. The annual award, established in 2005, recognizes books for young readers that encourage an understanding and appreciation of science.
This year’s winners feature compelling mysteries and exquisite artwork, and for the first time include a book written and illustrated by the same person:
A pioneering AAAS coalition bridging science and human rights marked its first anniversary with meetings that brought together more than 100 attendees from scientific organizations to explore how science, scientists and scientific associations can serve society by addressing human rights.