From 3 to 10 February the fifth of the ICREA-CCCB Debates will be held. On this occasion, the aim will be to discuss why, still today, only a minority of women hold leadership positions in the university departments and high-level academic research institutions. Free admission, limited capacity.
While there may be general agreement concerning the need for more women to be engaged in science and research, obstacles appear when it comes to solving the problem. Reconciling working life and family life, the unequal presence of women depending on the academic discipline, and implicit bias in the predisposition towards a less positive assessment of the work done by women are some of the key issues to be discussed when inquiring into this situation.
Prominent researchers the field of science will discuss all these issues, will present the implications and explore possible solutions in the short and long term. "Women and Science" is the fifth of the ICREA-CCCB Debates, a regularly occurring endeavour co-organized by the Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA) and the Centre de Cultura Contemporànica of Barcelona (CCCB) which aims to inform the general public of the advances being made and challenges facing top-ranking scientists currently working in Catalonia.
3 February 2015, 7:00 PM
Women and science: the view from institutions of quality research
Isabelle Vernós, ICREA Research Professor at the Centre for Genomic Regulation of Barcelona and member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council.
Núria Sebastián, Professor of Psychology at the Pompeu Fabra University and Vice-President of the European Research Council, winner of the ICREA “Acadèmia” award in 2009 and 2014.
Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, tenured lecturer in Urban Planning at the Technical University of Madrid and, from 2012 to 2014, director of the Women and Science Unit of the Spanish Minister’s Office for Science and Innovation.
Presented by Josep Corbella, scientific journalist for the daily La Vanguardia
10 February 2015, 7:00 PM
In first person: the voice of women researchers
Louise McNally, Professor of Linguistics at the Pompeu Fabra University and winner of the ICREA “Acadèmia” award in 2009 and 2014.
Pepa Toribio, ICREA Research Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Barcelona and president of the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy.
Verònica Benet, ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University and head of the research group BESS (Behavioral and Experimental Social Sciences)
Mara Dierssen, neurobiologist, research director at the Centre for Genomic Regulation of Barcelona and president of the Spanish Society for Neuroscience.
Presented by Josep Maria Antó Boqué, Professor of Medicine at the Pompeu Fabra University and director of the Centre for Environmental Epidemiology Research.
Further information: CCCB
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