Event Details
Irvine CA

Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine

How can academic institutions and other industries improve in the #MeToo era? Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on June 26th for discussion with leaders in higher education and those in entertainment, technology, medicine, and politics, about what actions can be taken to prevent sexual harassment. The discussion will revolve around a new report by the National Academies that presents a comprehensive review of the research, experiences, and effects of sexual harassment on women and their careers in science, engineering, and medicine. In addition to evidence-based findings, the report provides recommendations for how organizations can prevent and address sexual harassment in academic settings, specifically in science, engineering, and medicine.Confirmed speakers and panelists:

  • Ana Mari Cauce, President of the University of Washington
  • Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Deborah Krakow, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA
  • Kirsten Quanbeck, Associate Chancellor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UC Irvine
  • Anita Hill, Chair of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, and University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University
  • Melissa Melendez, California State Assemblywoman representing the 67th district

Please register to attend in person or via webcast. 


Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center

100 Academy Way

Irvine, CA 92617

9:00 AM – 3:15 PM PDT