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AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition

It is our pleasure to invite you to the upcoming meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition that will be held on January 11, 2011 at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC.

A network of scientific membership organizations that recognize a role for science and scientists in the realization of human rights, the Coalition aims to build bridges and coordinate, educate and build capacity within the scientific community, and between the scientific and the human rights communities.

The upcoming meeting is the fifth of the Coalition since its launch in January 2009. The meeting will begin on the morning of January 11 with a panel discussion on "Science, Human Rights and Haiti's Recovery." The opening plenary will explore the function of human rights in identifying post-earthquake needs in Haiti and the corresponding role for scientific tools and knowledge in implementing post-earthquake reconstruction.

Following the opening plenary, the Coalition meeting will continue with information sessions, working meetings, and workshops on human rights issues central to the mission of the Coalition. Sessions will include "Human Rights and Human Subjects: Protection Mechanisms", "She Speaks Science, He Speaks Human Rights: Bridging the Divide", "Getting the Word Out: Designing a Human Rights Track for Your Annual Meeting" and "Working with UN Human Rights Mechanisms: Lessons for the Joint Initiative." The meeting will conclude with a plenary speaker and reception.

To attend the upcoming Coalition meeting, please register online. While registration is required, there is no fee for participation. Please RSVP by December 3rd.

We hope you will join us for the upcoming meeting of the Coalition and encourage you to contact us with any questions about how you may become involved in this important endeavor. 

Event Contact

Joel Ericsen

Program Associate

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