There's a link to a webcast of the talk on the Harvard website. --P.


Some Reflections on the Dearth of Women and Science: A talk by Ben 
Barres, Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford


Fong Auditorium
Boylston Hall
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow


Join Professor Ben Barres for a personal and intellectual analysis of 
the obstacles faced by women in academic science and what individuals 
and institutions can do to increase opportunities in the sciences for 
women. Professor Barres brings a unique perspective to this 
discussion: Professor Barres is transgender, and has experienced life 
as both a female and as a male scientist. His seminal article in the 
Journal Nature, "Does gender matter?" posits the challenge: "To 
paraphrase Martin Luther King, a first-class scientific enterprise 
cannot be built upon a foundation of second-class citizens. If women 
and minorities are to achieve their full potential, all of us need to 
be far more proactive. So what can be done?"

Ben Barres, MD, PhD is a Professor of Neurobiology, Developmental 
Biology, and Neurology at Stanford University. Dr. Barres earned a 
PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard, an MD from Dartmouth, and a BS in 
Biology from MIT. He is Associate Chair of Neurobiology at Stanford 
Medical School.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and 
Diversity, The Harvard College Women's Center, the Committee on 
Degrees in Women, Gender and Sexuality, The Harvard Graduate Women in 
Science and Engineering, The Women's Network of Harvard, and the 
Postdoctoral Affairs Office (anyone else?). For more information 
about this event, please call 5-4292 for more information of email 
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Links & Attachments

Event Flyer (PDF)

Webcast of the Presentation (Real Player)