Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals: Applying Your Skills to Human Rights

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Washington 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Scientists, engineers, and health professionals are essential to human rights work, yet many are unaware of opportunities to integrate human rights with their careers. This workshop explores a variety of pathways for providing scientific talent, tools, and techniques to the human rights field through professional affiliations, classroom activities, and community involvement or as a full-time career. In the first half of the workshop, speakers will discuss their own experiences integrating human rights work into their careers in science and engineering. In the second half, the audience will break into small groups with the presenters to discuss questions specific to their disciplines and career paths.
Theresa L. Harris, AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program
Lauren Wedekind, Stanford University
Mary W. Gray, American University and Thomas J. Parsons, International Commission on Missing Persons
See more of: Career Pathways
See more of: Career Development Workshops