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Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting: July 23-24, 2009

The second meeting of the Coalition opened on the evening of Thursday, July 23, 2009 with a special event to honor Dr. Richard Claude. Through his career, scholarship, and mentoring, Dr. Claude has inspired and enabled scientists to take up the important work of human rights.

The Coalition meeting continued through Friday, July 24 and provided participants with the opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on the deliberations and decisions of the Council, participate in working group meetings, and discuss human rights issues central to the mission of the Coalition, including bringing human rights to scientific associations. Sessions include “Human Rights 101 for Scientists,” “Human Rights and the Mobility of Scientists: Acting on Visa Restrictions,” and “Getting Your Association Involved: A Workshop on Clarifying Commitment and Building Capacity.”