Scientists, engineers, and health professionals can contribute to human rights in a variety of ways—and many do! They shine a light on human rights violations through research; provide direct assistance to help people whose rights have been denied or violated; and leverage their voices and influence in support of those whose rights are threatened.
Are you a STEM professional looking to apply your knowledge, skills and scientific rigor to advancing and protecting human rights? Join us for a discussion with members of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition on December 10 – International Human Rights Day – at 1:00 pm EST. We will explore the connections between science and human rights and highlight opportunities for you to serve human rights right now!
Ali Arab is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Georgetown University. He serves as one of the representatives of the American Statistical Association (ASA) to the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Amnesty International USA.
Theresa Harris is a Project Director in the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. In that role, she builds and facilitates collaborations between human rights practitioners and scientists, engineers, and health professionals through the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition and On-call Scientists.
Dorothy J. Phillips is a Director-at-Large (2014-19) on the American Chemical Society Board of Directors. She is the Board’s representative for Science and Human Rights. She retired from Waters Corporation in 2013 as Director, Strategic Marketing. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1973 and an ACS Fellow since 2010.
Gabe Twose is a Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer at the American Psychological Association. His portfolio includes human rights, sexual and gender minority civil rights, and socioeconomic status.
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition is a network of scientific and engineering membership organizations that recognize a role for scientists and engineers in human rights.
For more information about the Coalition, go to
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition