Special Event to Honor Richard Pierre Claude
The second meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition opened with a special event honoring Dr. Richard Pierre Claude, a science and human rights pioneer who through his scholarship, teaching and writing has dedicated his career to integrating human rights with the practice of public health and the social and physical sciences. Inspired by Albert Einstein and others, Claude believes that the education of young scientists and health professionals must be bound by a social contract that safeguards their freedom to travel, associate, and communicate freely, but asks in return that they do no harm and direct their talents toward caring for all human beings and the earth we inhabit. Claude developed this thesis in his award-winning book, Science in the Service of Human Rights. A Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, Claude is founding editor of Human Rights Quarterly, published by John Hopkins Press and now in its 25th year.