Sexual Harassment in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Addressing the Impact of Sexual Harassment
in Academia on the Career Choices of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
February 10, 2017

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Closed Sessions

8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental breakfast

8:30 am – 10:30 am Review of National Academies Process and Conflict of Interest

10:30 am – 3:15 pm Open Sessions

10:30 am – 10:45 am Coffee break and guests arrive

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Committee Reviews the Goals of the Study

  • Co-Chairs introduce the project and the statement of task
  • Co-Chairs and staff address any questions regarding the statement of task and scope of work

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Introduction and conversation with sponsors

  • Joan Frye, NSF
  • Hannah Valantine, NIH
  • Carlotta Arthur, Luce Foundation
  • Judy Glaven, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • David R. Chambers, NASA
  • Rear Admiral Anita Lopez, NOAA

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Discussion with Anita Hill
This session will include comments from Anita Hill on the project and the legal landscape relating to sexual harassment.

  • Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University
    Anita Hill grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, the youngest of 13 children. She graduated from Oklahoma State University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. Starting her career in Washington, D.C., Hill worked in private practice as well as at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill, specializing in commercial law, was the first African American tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. Currently, she teaches courses on gender, race, policy and law at Brandeis University and serves as counsel to the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll. Professor Hill has received numerous honorary degrees and award and serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. She has authored a variety of publications, offered television and radio commentary, and presented to hundreds of audiences around the globe.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee break as guests depart

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Closed Session

  • Committee discusses the goals of the study

5:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns