AAAS and Human Rights – Action and Engagement Opportunities

Open to all registrants
Saturday, February 13, 2016: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
AAAS Sphere in the Exhibit Hall (Marriott Wardman Park)
Mary Gray is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at American University, and her areas of research include applications of statistics to human rights, economic equity, legal issues, and education. She is the founder of the Association for Women in Mathematics, a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring as well as honorary degrees for from three institutions.

Jessica Wyndham is the Associate Director of the AAAS Program on Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law. She oversees the many human rights activities, including as coordinator of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. She will briefly outline what human rights are, the connections between science and human rights, and then discuss the many and varied activities of the Association with regard to human rights, including the opportunities for engagement in those activities.

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