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Civil Engineering and Human Rights: What's the Connection?

In 2009, ASCE joined the newly formed AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. The goal of the Coalition is to build bridges and coordinate, educate and build capacity within the STEM community and between the STEM and human rights communities.

Facilitated by AAAS Science and Human Rights Senior Project Director, Jessica Wyndham, will cover the following areas during this webinar:
• Educate participants on Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which declares the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress as a basic human right
• Explore the many connections between engineering, it’s applications and human rights
• Share opportunities to become involved in the work of the Coalition and the promotion of human rights within the engineering community

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About the Speaker: 
 Jessica M. Wyndham
Jessica M. Wyndham is Senior Project Director of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Program where directs the Article 15 Project aimed at promoting the practical application of the right to enjoy "the benefits of scientific progress", coordinates the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition and, for the past year, has been managing the work of the Program generally. Wyndham is also an Adjunct Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. With field experience in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas, Wyndham has served as Legal Adviser for a project of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Ecuador, and for the Brookings Institution Project on Internal Displacement. Wyndham holds a BA and LLB (Hons.) (JD equivalent) from the Australian National University and an LLM from the University of New South Wales.

Addtional Resources:
AAAS Human Rights Program 
AAAS Human Rights Coalition