Appointed chair of newly-formed INS diversity and inclusion taskforce

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The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks have been the catalyst for conversations within professional communities about about anti-Black racism, police brutality, and systemic injustice. Neuroethics, as a field, is well-positioned to investigate and intervene on several of the social justice problems that have and will likely continue to arise from neuroscience and neural engineering. Unfortunately, marginalized people are underrepresented in all of these fields. In order to weigh in on the broader conversation about justice, equity, and inclusion in the neurosciences—as well as to change the culture of neuroethics—the International Neuroethics Society has formed a diversity and inclusion task force. The INS has appointed me chair of this taskforce. Joining me are Drs. Jayashree Dasgupta, Rosemary Musesengwa, Nicole Martinez-Martin, and Laura Specker-Sullivan.

Take a look at the full announcement here. Please get in contact with us if you want to join the conversation, help change the INS, or are in need of support.