Statement on Sexual Harassment and Unprofessional Conduct
The Asia Center reaffirms its unambiguous commitment to the policy and practice of zero tolerance of sexual harassment, gender-based disparity of treatment, and other forms of discrimination.
We remain firmly committed to fostering an atmosphere of safe and healthy engagement with each other as faculty members, staff, students, affiliates, and visitors. We will continue to work with the Harvard community and the broader higher education community to promote safe work environments for everyone. Further, we are committed to participating in efforts to improve the culture of Harvard so that all may achieve their full potential.
If you have any concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us, Title IX officers, or other Harvard resources such as the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR).
Karen L. Thornber
As follow up, the Asia Center will continue to focus on building a culture of respect and a safe work environment for all. All of our staff and faculty are participating in trainings in person, and are coordinating similar trainings for affiliates and students with other international centers. In addition, we are in the process of developing a written code of conduct that will be shared with existing and incoming staff, postdoctoral fellows, students, and affiliates. The above statement will remain posted on our website and will be distributed along with our weekly announcements in Asia Center This Week each semester. Our policies and related issues will be part of an ongoing discussion within the Asia Center and with our colleagues across the University. We encourage you to check back for updates.