Mark Frankel Using technology to move human rights forward Member Spotlight July 12, 2016 Advocating for prisoners of conscience; using satellite photos to help investigate war crimes; reuniting families of “disappeared” dissidents: It sounds like a list of extraordinary goals. But for AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program experts, it’s all part of the job. The program helped pioneer the use of research to document everything from the killings of political prisoners by military regimes in South America to the destruction of antiquities in the ongoing Syrian civil war. It’s brought hope to researchers jailed by dictatorial regimes and helped put some of those tormentors on trial. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: LGBT Climate in Physics Video July 07, 2016 During his career Dr. Ramon Barthelemy has conducted qualitative and quantitative research on the experiences of women, people of color, and LGBT persons in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. He is also co-author of the American Physical Society report, LGBT Climate in Physics: Building an Inclusive Community. In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, Dr. Barthelemy explains the current landscape of the LGBT community within the science world, and in particular, the world of physics. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Leadership Lessons from Confronting Crises Video May 24, 2016 Leadership skills are often honed in the crucible of crisis, for issues ranging from a budget meltdown to a natural disaster. Science Editor-in-Chief and president-elect, National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt is no stranger to crisis management—during her years helming the USGS, she was known as the "master of disaster." In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, she gives examples of lessons she has gained from her career of fighting oil spills, responding to earthquakes, reinventing institutions, and even combating scientific misconduct. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals Video March 29, 2016 Last September, the United Nations member countries approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as their 2030 Agenda for guiding the world over the next 15 years. In January, AAAS Fellow E. VIDEO: Review AAAS Sphere presentations from the 2016 Annual Meeting Video March 31, 2016 These thought-provoking talks were apart of AAAS's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. They cover a range of topics, career development, education, science policy and more. Science relaunches website Science relaunches website Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Sciencemag.org, AAAS's online flagship journal, Science, has a brand new look that incorporates many new features as well as existing online elements from the more recent journals in the Science family. The site rolled over on Tuesday, around 1:00 p.m. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq Video December 01, 2015 The humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq includes concerns about the region's cultural heritage. With over 250,000 dead and millions displaced, all aspects of daily life have been upended. Destruction of the region’s historical sites has prompted an outpouring of international concern. Cultural heritage sites are a critical component of the physical manifestation of cultural identity. Despite many humanitarian interventions, there have been fewer efforts to protect the heritage inside both countries. AAAS CEO Rush Holt at the AAAS Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta AAAS Town Hall Meeting seeks input on how association can better serve society Friday, October 2, 2015 AAAS CEO Rush Holt met with AAAS members, donors, and others in Atlanta, Georgia to seek input on how the association can better serve society and become a more effective advocate for the scientific community. Connections between human rights and linguistics Podcast March 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm This webinar explores connections between human rights and linguistics, including protecting the rights of speakers of local languages, ethical linguistic research practices, case studies of human rights advocacy in the linguistic sphere and protecting linguists whose rights have been violated. It was hosted as part of an ongoing series of webinars by the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition exploring connections between science and human rights. Your chance to be featured in Science Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Answer this question: If you had 5 extra hours per week to devote to advocacy for science, how would you use that time? at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NextGen10mc Make sure to enter by the 14th February.  A selection of the best responses will be published in the April 4th issue of Science. See results from the last survey at http://scim.ag/NextGen9Results