HeForShe #GetFree Tour Columbia: Gender Equality in STEM and Academia

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10:00am to 11:30am

 

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Columbia University presents a discussion on women and equality in academia with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in conjunction with the UN's global HeForShe movement for gender equality. Please see the dynamic speaker line-up listed below. Immediately following the program, students are welcome to learn more about HeForShe on Low Plaza.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Suzanne Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life; Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law; Special Advisor to the President for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Special Remarks:
Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Senior Advisor to the UN Women Executive Director and Head of the HeForShe movement

Moderated by:
Mary Boyce
Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor, Columbia Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Speakers:
Helen Lu
Vice Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Carol Mason, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Science (in Ophthalmology); Principal Investigator and Chair of Interschool Planning at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Dennis A. Mitchell, Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion for Columbia University in the City of New York and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity for the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM)

Registration for this event will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9. However, you may register onsite with your CU ID at the Low Library lobby tomorrow morning, October 10,2018, starting at 9:15 a.m. Spaces will be granted on a first come first served basis, please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m.

Co-sponsored by:
UN Women's HeForShe Solidarity Movement, Exelon, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Data Science Institute, the Office of University Life and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

HeForShe is the United Nations'; global solidarity movement for gender equality. The movement provides a targeted platform where a global audience can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime. The #GetFree Tour brings HeForShe directly to your campus, convening thought leaders, and providing a forum for critical debate and discussion. Students are our future, and it is critically important we understand your priorities as we shape the movement we hope will change the world.

Please note the below:
Due to security restrictions, you will not be permitted inside the venue if you have any large bags, backpacks, recording devices, beverages, placards of any kind, (such as posters or signs) or laptops. Coat check will NOT be available.

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For more information, please contact events2@columbia.edu or 212-851-7405.