Our Mission

We are a group of scientists and human rights activists dedicated to promoting the intersection of science and human rights and building a bridge of communication between our communities. The rights of scientists, our right to scientific progress, and science in the service of human rights all protect the basic dignity of humanity. The Coalition will provide an open forum for educating the community and working for the greater application of these rights through local and international activism and advocacy. 

To achieve our goals we are organized into three directorates : Education, Outreach, and Policy.

Education

Mission

The Education Directorate of the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition will provide educational opportunities for members to increase their understanding of the intersection of science and human rights in order to improve the human rights knowledge of scientists and the scientific knowledge of human rights advocates.

Activities

  • Seminars

Resources

  • Book club suggestions

  • Books, articles, TEDtalks

  • Organizations/non-profits

  • Journals

Outreach

Mission

The Outreach Directorate of the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition will promote dialogue and understanding about science with the broader community including the University, Cleveland, Ohio, the US, and the international community.

Activities

  • Sciencepalooza

  • Science Olympiad

  • Science Communication

Resources

  • Outreach activities

  • Science

  • Communication

  • Non-profits

Policy

Mission

The Policy Directorate of the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition will provide opportunities for advocacy and activism to promote science and integrate human rights principles into science policy.

Activities

  • Newsletter archive

  • Policy training

  • Science policy advocacy group (SPAG)

Resources

  • Fellowships

  • Policy training

  • Think tanks

  • Journals