Join Duke Colleagues at National Summit on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Ed

October 8, 2021

NASEM flyer.

On October 12 and 13, Duke University and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) will cohost the 2021 Public Summit of the NASEM Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. President Price and Provost Kornbluth will give opening and closing remarks, and several Duke faculty, staff and graduate students will give presentations.

“Sexual harassment in higher education has a profound impact on who decides to pursue academic careers in science, engineering and medicine.” said Claudia Gunsch, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who has been part of the NASEM Action Collaborative and its Response Working Group. “It is time for academic leaders at every level to come together and address all forms of sexual harassment, not only those that cross legal boundaries but also those more subtle behaviors that may lead to unwelcoming environments for students, faculty and staff. The NASEM Public Summit brings together experts to present the latest research on these topics and help institutions of higher education move this important work forward.”

How to Participate

Registration is free to attend the online event, which is open to all faculty, staff and students across higher education institutions, as well as members of the public who wish to contribute to the discussion. The summit is designed to be an interactive and collaborative experience that engages attendees with networking opportunities before, during and after the event.

The summit takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT on October 12 and 13. See the agenda and register.

Duke Speakers at the Summit

Tuesday, October 12

11:00 a.m.

  • Welcoming remarks by President Vincent Price

12:50 p.m.

  • Poster presentation, Faculty Development Workshop Addressing Gender-Associated Incivility and Harassment in Nursing Education, by School of Nursing faculty Stephanie Gedzyk-Nieman, assistant clinical professor; Benjamin Smallheer, associate clinical professor; and Margory Molloy, associate clinical professor (related to a Duke Faculty Advancement Seed Grant; see journal article)
  • Poster presentation, An Alternative Use for Student Seminars, by Zollie Yavarow, Ph.D. candidate in pharmacology

2:15 p.m.

  • Oral presentation, Reducing Psychological Barriers to Men’s Engagement on College Campuses, by Lindsey Parker, assistant director of DuWell, and Adam Stanaland, Ph.D. candidate in psychology and public policy (session: Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Harassment)

Wednesday, October 13

12:30 p.m.

  • Session, New Efforts and Ideas on Addressing ‘Pass the Harasser’ Collectively, moderated by Kimberly Hewitt, vice president for institutional equity

3:00 p.m.

  • Closing remarks by Provost Sally Kornbluth

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Please contact Jennifer Goins in the Office for Faculty Advancement.