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AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting

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You are invited to the upcoming meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, which will be held on July 11-12, 2013 at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC. The Coalition is a network of more than 50 scientific and engineering membership organizations that recognize that scientists and engineers are vital to the realization of human rights.

Addressing issues from the welfare of scientists to how scientific and technological tools can contribute to human rights work, the aim of the Coalition is to build bridges and opportunities for collaboration within the scientific and engineering communities, and between these and the human rights community.

The theme for the upcoming meeting is "the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications" (Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights).

On Thursday, July 11, the meeting will feature sessions exploring challenging questions in the conceptualization and implementation of Article 15, including:

  • What are the implications of Article 15 for scholarly publishing?
  • How can the relationship between scientific freedom and national security be most appropriately addressed?
  • How can science and engineering associations engage in international human rights organizations' discussions about Article 15?

In addition, the Coalition's business meetings and Council Meeting will take place on July 12. Read the agenda.

To attend the upcoming Coalition meeting, please register online by June 27, 2013.

There is no fee for participation.

We hope you will join us for this upcoming meeting and encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have about how to become involved in the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition.