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Please join us for a presentation and discussion on the intersection between Language, Linguistics, Science and Human Rights. All who are interested are invited to attend.

Theme: Making the Connections Between Human Rights and Linguistics 

  • Advancing the Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress
  • Assisting Linguists Whose Human Rights Have Been Violated
  • Ensure the respect of the linguistic rights of all communities that speak local languages 
  • Ethical Linguistic Practices in the Context of Field Research
  • Case Studies of Human Rights Advocacy in the Linguistic Sphere
  • Work so that more speakers of local languages can have access to quality education in their native languages

Date and Time: 

March 20, 2015 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET 


  • Jessica M Wyndham, Associate Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Michel DeGraff, Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Host Organizations:

The Linguistic Society of America and the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition

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Background Information

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition

  • LSA Representatives: Michel DeGraff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Alyson Reed, LSA Secretariat

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