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Sources: Dawnie W. Steadman, PhD, HHRRC Chair, and Jeri D. Roper-Miller, PhD, AAFS Past President and FTCoE Project Director
This past February, the Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) and the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) hosted a virtual Humanitarian and Human Rights Poster and Networking Session at the 2021 Virtual AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting.
The HHRRC provides needed resources and support to apply modern forensic science to global humanitarian and human rights projects. This session was an open meeting where over 200 attendees met HHRRC researchers to learn about the application of forensic science to investigate humanitarian and human rights injustices. Further, this exciting opportunity provided attendees the chance to interact one-on-one with colleagues and peers to learn how to increase their engagement with the HHRRC and make a difference in humanitarian and human rights projects supported by the HHRRC.
To further highlight these important projects and showcase the posters from the event, the FTCoE has created a virtual poster session that includes a welcome message from the new HHRRC Chair, Dr. Dawnie Steadman. Additionally, the HHRRC and the FTCoE invite you to explore our archive of previous projects and additional resources.