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eBriefing

How Scientists Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment in Academia

How Scientists Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment in Academia
Reported by
Srikant Iyer

Posted October 23, 2020

Presented By

Science Alliance

The New York Academy of Sciences

In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) published its report Sexual Harassment of Women. The publication examines the effects of sexual harassment on women in scientific, technical, and medical fields, and identifies policies and strategies to combat this open secret.

The New York Academy of Sciences hosted a discussion with Jennifer M. Gómez and Stephen D. Albright on how scientists can advocate for national policy change towards equity in science—and beyond. Both Gómez and Albright have worked in a variety of capacities to prevent sexual harassment and violence. They have taken key actions to build the body of data on which the NASEM report is based and pass a Congressional bill combatting sexual harassment. This success story illustrates the power of collaboration among scientists to affect necessary change.


In this eBriefing, You’ll Learn

  • How sexual harassment and violence affect scientific communities
  • How social science and community experience can help scientists advocate for policy
  • How scientists can collaborate to become agents for change
Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed: How Collaborative Science Can Inform Policy