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 [log in to unmask]
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Event Flyer (PDF)
Webcast of the Presentation (Real Player)