December 10th is Human Rights Day. The American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science and Human Rights Coalition (AAAS-SHRC) is a network of scientific and engineering membership organizations that recognize a role for scientists and engineers in human rights. The Coalition currently has 24 members and 2 affiliated organizations.
Professor John Dale, an elected member of their Steering Council, was one of several scientists interviewed at their Conference on "Science, Technology, and Human Rights.” Soundbites from these video interviews are available on a newly published playlist on the AAAS’ YouTube channel. They are organized into six short thematic videos about the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, the connections between science and human rights, how to get involved in this sort of work, the importance of scientists and human rights advocates working together, protecting the rights of scientists, and addressing urgent needs.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY1zaOaaYKDvn1z_d-bjuWONmyTERkARD. We hope you enjoy watching them.
In Fall of 2020, he will be teaching his undergraduate course on the Sociology of Human Rights (Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-1:15pm). For more information on his course, or on how to get involved in the AAAS-SHRC, contact Professor Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 10, 2019