Panel discussion on Diversity: Regions specific challenges and solutions

Posted on 31/07/2020 in Best Practices


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In this panel discussion on "Diversity: Regions specific challenges and solutions", neuroscientists coming from all over the world explain the challenges and proposed solutions to promote diversity & inclusion for women and underrepresented groups and counteract bias in their region. 

The goals of the discussion are to:

  • determine region-specific challenges in increasing diversity and fighting bias,
  • identify solutions to these challenges that have been implemented or are being implemented,
  • share best practices between regions to create a community and move forward as a global initiative.


  • Keynote speaker: Tracy L. Bale, University of Maryland, USA - IBRO President & Member of the ALBA Board of Directors
  • Africa region: Fleur Howells, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Asia/Pacific region: Jinju Han, KAIST, Korea
  • Latin America region: Amaicha Depino, CONICET-University of Buenos Aires, Argentina - Young IBRO Committee member
  • Europe region: Anne Beyeler, University of Bordeaux - INSERM, France - ALBA Ambassador

This panel discussion was organised by the ALBA Network and the Young IBRO Committee and was recorded at the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience (21-25 Sept 2019) in Daegu, Korea.