The fraction of women at the higher levels in Australian STEMM remains at 20-30%, despite having achieved parity at level A (junior postdoc) for nearly two decades. I present an evidence-based Monte Carlo model that can reproduce the current gender disparity at all levels in Australian science, starting with the 2002 data. I show that a small 2-3% implicit bias in recruitment and/or promotion can explain the current gender gap. To provide institutions with guidance in closing the gap, I run my models forward in time, while including various initiatives, such as 50:50 hiring... Read more about EIJC 2020 Meeting #12: Topic TBD (Dr. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson)
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Professor John Johnson will lead the discussion on a Marxist View of Social Justice.
Please take a look at the following materials beforehand:
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This week's discussion, entitled Climate Justice, will be facilitated by Natascha Finnerty. She will be joined by two climate experts: Charlene DiCalogero, and Dr. Nathan Phillips (bios below).
Prior to the session, please consider looking through the following materials:
1. The senior thesis of Viviane Garth, entitled Lessons from the 2018 Merrimack Valley Gas Fires: Comparing Recovery Processes. (Email for access)
2. TedTalk: Let's launch a satellite to track a threatening greenhouse gas (8 min; link)
3. Under Pressure: 2019 Senior Energy Documentary (47 min; link)
Biographies of speakers:
Natascha Finnerty, is the Export Compliance Officer of SAO and founded the Nashoba Valley Climate Coalition. She is also affiliated with the Sierra Club, whose mission is to promote action from our legislature, towns and ourselves towards a zero carbon future, while encouraging innovation and economic justice for those affected.
Charlene DiCalogero is a member of 350 Central Mass, a climate education and action group. In 2019, she was a founder, planner and spokesperson for the Worcester Climate Strike Coalition (WCSC), which organized a multi-strategy effort to activate central Mass residents around the climate emergency in August-September 2019. One outcome of the WCSC’s and other groups’ efforts was the unanimous passage of a “Declaration of Climate Emergency,” a first for a municipality in Massachusetts (Worcester City Council, Sept 17, 2019). In her capacity as the co-chair of the Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts (the state's affiliate of the Green Part of the United States), Charlene recruits and advises candidates, including those from underrepresented constituencies, on running for local, district and state office.
Dr. Nathan Phillips, is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University, where he researches and teaches on land-climate interactions, urban infrastructure ecology, and the transition from fossil fuels to clean, safe & sustainable energy systems.
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Over the last 20 years, members of Indigenous groups have stated that astronomers do not have consent to build on mountains that are sacred to these groups. Astronomers, in turn, have claimed that they do have permission to build telescopes there. I would like to use UN documents on Indigenous rights as a framework to discuss what it means for telescope...