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Symposium Harassment in Academia 30th January 2020

Tackling a Touchy Subject: Harassment in Academia

In recent years, there has been more acknowledgement of harassment in the academic workplace, where people’s careers get (intentionally) sabotaged. There have been many reports of data theft, unfair authorship on publications, bypassing candidates for promotions, and other types of unjust treatment. As academic harassment can have a great influence on people’s careers and their happiness in their work, it is a problem that needs to be addressed.

On Thursday 30 January 2020, the Radboud Network of Female Professors and the Halkes Women Faculty Network organized a symposium on Academic Harassment.

The program was be as follows:

  • 11:30 - 12:30: workshop on tackling academic harassment: Active Bystander Training (Elinor Ostrom building, 1.110 and 1.220 **)
  • 12:30 : Lunch (Elinor Ostrom building, C café)
  • 13:45 – 15:30: Plenary session (Elinor Ostrom building, Theaterzaal C)
    • Opening by Rector Magnificus Han van Krieken
    • Presentation on academic harassment by Dr. Marijke Naezer, one of the authors of the 2019 report on Harassment in Dutch Academia
    • Plenary discussion on how to tackle academic harassment
    • Reflection by Vice-President Wilma de Koning
  • 15:30-16.30: workshop on tackling academic harassment: Active Bystander Training (Elinor Ostrom building, 1.110 and 1.220 **)

The New Year’s Reception of the Radboud Network of Female Professors took place after the conference.

The talk and workshop will be in English, while the discussion was bilingual to facilitate everyone’s participation.

A summary of the event will be added in the upcoming weeks.