After #MeToo: Sexism and Sexual Harassment in Academia
Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 June 2022
Université de Genève, Campus Biotech
9 Chemin des Mines
Université de Genève, University of Strasbourg
On the 1st and 2nd of June 2022, Université de Genève and the University of Strasbourg are hosting the third LERU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Conference in Geneva. This year, the theme of the event is sexism and sexual harassment in academia.
This two-day conference brings together decision-makers, practitioners, academics, and students to discuss sexism and sexual harassment in academia. The meeting will help create a secure study and work environment by sharing the “state of the art”, best practices, and diverse perspectives.
The first day of the conference focusses on what has been done already. Speakers such as Prof. Brigitte Tag of the University of Zurich and Prof. Anette Agardh of Lund University will talk about the institutions’ commitment. Bettina Palazzo, a business ethics consultant from Lausanne (Switzerland), will talk about the costs of sexual harassment. In the afternoon, there will be a keynote presentation and a panel debate about how to communicate about sexism and sexual harassment.
“What can still be done” is the topic of the second day of the conference. A variety of speakers and panel members will discuss the possibilities of building bridges between field and theory. Afterwards, students from Université de Genève, the University of Strasbourg, and the University of Helsinki will give their views on the subject. The conference will end with a synthesis of the conference and a discussion about the future.