A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identified the causes and impacts of sexual harassment — and offered recommendations for institutional policies, strategies, and practices to address and prevent it.
Academic sciences, engineering and medicine share characteristics that create conditions for harassment. Such environments can silence and limit the career opportunities for both the targets of the sexual harassment and bystanders, causing both men and women to leave their fields.
An upcoming panel discussion will take a closer look at this subject and reflect on progress being made at U-M in relation to the report. The discussion will be of use to any member of the university community interested in sexual harassment in academia.
There will be ample time for a Q&A with the audience. Plan to attend this important event, which is free and open to the public.
The program includes:
- Welcome remarks by Mark Schlissel, president of U-M
- Report summary by Lilia Cortina, National Academies committee member and report co-author; associate director of ADVANCE; professor of psychology, women’s studies, and management, U-M
- Discussion with panelists:
- Reshma Jagsi, professor and deputy chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine; director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, U-M
- Paula A Johnson, National Academies committee chairperson and report co-author; president of Wellesley College; member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine
- Timothy RB Johnson, National Academies committee member and report co-author; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Studies, U-M
- Moderator: Anna Kirkland, National Academies committee member and report co-author; director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies, U-M