AWM Reaffirms its Commitment to a Welcoming, Inclusive Environment

It is the policy of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) that all participants in AWM activities will enjoy a welcoming environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. As a professional organization, the AWM is committed to fostering an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of scientific ideas. In pursuit of that ideal, the AWM is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and treatment for all AWM members and participants in AWM-sponsored events, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, immigration status, disabilities, veteran status, or any other reason not related to scientific merit.

Mathematics in the U.S.A. has in large part flourished because of numerous contacts and collaborations with colleagues around the world. AWM members at all levels of their careers have benefited greatly from these interactions, both here in the U.S. as well as in other countries. Many of our most inspirational mathematicians have immigrated to the U.S. and made this country their home. A testament to the success of the welcoming research environment of U.S. mathematics are the accomplishments of Fields medalist Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, earned her Ph.D in the U.S. and is currently a professor at Stanford.

The AWM is committed to sustaining an international mathematical environment and we affirm the importance of policies that ensure open scientific borders. We encourage our community to give our international students and colleagues our fullest support, and we oppose policies that hinder the free flow of ideas by imposing travel bans and suspending visas based on discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Ami Radunskaya, AWM President
Kristin Lauter, AWM Past President
February 2017



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