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EGU webinar: making geoscience societies more inclusive

15 September 2020

Science thrives on having the broadest possible exchange of ideas and experiences. EGU supports researchers from all backgrounds to participate in our activities, regardless of gender identity, race, religious beliefs, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation or other minority identity. EGU also promotes the inclusion of under-represented groups in all our events (such as the annual General Assembly) and committees, and as recipients of our medals and awards.

However, despite our ambitions, many groups remain under-represented in EGU at all levels. This is not an issue unique to geoscience societies. Discrimination is often observed in academia and science research more broadly, where people are just as susceptible to enforcing discriminatory practices, such as structural racism, sexism and homophobia, as in any other part of society.

This webinar, to be held at 17:00 on 17 September, will explore some of the many ways that geoscience societies and their members can be actively non-discriminatory. What can we do to identify and combat structural discrimination both in our work environments and personal lives, particularly when engaging with society activities?

This webinar is being organised by the EGU Atmospheric Science Division and its Early Career Scientists representative team. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact the EGU Atmospheric Science Division:

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Speakers will include:

  • Hendratta Ali, Associate Professor of Geosciences, Fort Hayes State University
  • Akua Asa-Awuku, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Marlene Kretschmer, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Reading and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Mike Prior-Jones, Research Associate in Glaciology and Communications Engineering, University of Cardiff

To register for the event, please click here. Please be aware that spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information

Hosted quarterly, EGU webinars offer our members the opportunity to learn about EGU activities or gain new skills from the comfort of their own homes and offices. All webinars are free for current EGU members. Each session will also be uploaded on the EGU YouTube page after one week to allow anyone who is unable to join the live session to still benefit from the information.


Hazel Gibson
Communciations Officer
European Geosciences Union
Munich, Germany
Twitter @EuroGeosciences


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