Dear AFFECT friends,
In this unprecedented COVID-19 environment, we have been considering ways in which AFFECT can best assure the equitable treatment of women in the profession. We are currently focused on two efforts:
- Virtual Panel Discussion: Women and the COVID-19 crisis. Wei Jiang will moderate a virtual panel discussion tentatively planned for Friday, June 12, at 11 am. The purpose of the panel is to discuss issues affecting junior scholars especially women in the new COVID-19 environment. We will post a more detailed announcement in the next week or two.
- Periodic Virtual Seminars. Victoria Ivashina and Heather Tookes are leading an effort to coordinate periodic virtual seminars that will provide an opportunity for young women to present and discuss their work (or issues of import to women in the profession). We will post a more detailed announcement after we confirm a date for the first event.
We welcome your ideas and thoughts on these efforts. Stay tuned for further announcements.
Stay well during these turbulent times,
AFFECT (Academic Female Finance Committee)
Manju Puri (Chair)