The ALBA Network is an international initiative that promotes equity and diversity in brain sciences. As part of a global webinar series on region-specific diversity issues, the ALBA Network is holding an online panel discussion focusing on South-East Asia: Diversity in brain research in East & South-East Asia: a gender perspective.

Despite recent progress, the East & South-East Asia region's record on gender equality is still falling short. Stereotypes continue to limit women's equal participation in brain research, especially at senior levels. This webinar aims to highlight the various issues linked to gender in brain sciences in the region and to discuss possible paths to equity.

Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 4 pm CST / 5 pm JST / 10 am CEST.

The session will be chaired by:

Prof Hailan Hu (Zhejiang University, China - ALBA Advisor)
Dr Dipesh Chaudhury (New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), United Arab Emirates - ALBA Ambassador)
Dr Jacque Ip (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China - ALBA Ambassador)

The panelists will explore the various challenges linked to gender in brain research in their country and share their experience concerning these issues. Prof Gail Tripp will then discuss potential ways of tackling these issues.

A discussion with the audience will follow the presentations.

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