Joint Statement of the Academy Scholars and Senior Scholars

April 2, 2018

On February 27, 2018 and March 4, 2018, The Chronicle of Higher Education published articles that alleged sexual harassment over a number of years by Professor Jorge I. Domínguez, who for quite some time was Chair of the Harvard Academy. We were shocked by these allegations, and recognize that Professor Domínguez’s association with the Harvard Academy may raise questions about its commitment to equality and inclusion. We ask anyone concerned to read the Joint Statement of the Academy Scholars and Senior Scholars:


The Harvard Academy has zero tolerance for sexual harassment and gendered disparity of treatment. We are committed to an atmosphere of safe, healthy, and robust engagement with each other as postdoctoral scholars, professors, and colleagues. In the same spirit, we are committed to ensuring equal access for all to University programs and activities and to promoting diversity and inclusion regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, or religion.

To strengthen a climate in which the dignity of all members is respected and where all are empowered to do their best work possible, we will maintain open lines of communication to ensure that any possible misbehavior is reported and acted on immediately. In addition, we will in the future include Title IX training in our orientation and ongoing activities, promote standards of behavior and decency to all grantees, and invite FAS Title IX officers to meet proactively with Academy Scholars.

March 30, 2018

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