REMINDER: Special Webinar Invitation from the Ecological Society of America ‐ Open to the Public

Making the Connections Between Human Rights and Ecology
November 25, 2014
12:00‐1:00pm EST

This webinar is designed to help participants consider the connections between ecology and human rights. It will provide an overview of the international human rights foundational documents, consider what a human rights-based approach to ecology might look like, provide examples of ecologists connecting their work to human rights, and help participants consider how they might apply their own expertise to human rights. This is offered in collaboration with the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition and the Ecological Society of America.

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Webinar Leaders:
Jessica Wyndham is Associate Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where she coordinates the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. Her main area of focus is on engaging scientists in efforts to conceptualize and implement the right to the benefits of scientific progress. She is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University where she teaches a graduate course on internal displacement. She has worked extensively throughout Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Americas, including for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Brookings Institution Project on Internal Displacement.

Clifford Duke is the Director of the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Office of Science Programs, which promotes the continued development of ecological science and its integration into decision-making and education. At ESA, he leads a wide range of projects, including outreach efforts for engagement of the U.S. scientific community in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES); Sustaining Biological Infrastructure, an annual short course on strategic financial planning for project directors; and support for ESA’s Vegetation Classification Panel. Dr. Duke has been a member of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition since its inception and currently co-chairs the Coalition’s Service to the STEM Community Working Group.