We aspire to create a safe, inclusive, supportive and harassment-free environment that enables people to be themselves. We expect everyone who uses our physical or online spaces — whether they are a seminar participant, guest or program participant — to follow this Code of Conduct. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the seminar organizers and admins.
All participants of the seminar, along with guest, speakers and visitors, are expected to agree with and abide by the following code of conduct. We will enforce this code as needed. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everybody. Your health and safety, and that of everyone around you and our research subjects, is more important than our research.
The Quick Version
Our seminar is dedicated to providing a harassment-free seminar experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of seminar participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any seminar venue, including talks, discussions, breaks, Twitter and other online media. Seminar participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the seminar without a refund at the discretion of the seminar organizers.
The Less Quick Version
We expect all seminar participants to behave according to these rules and all relevant protocols and guidelines.
Please follow these guidelines:
- Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes (but is not limited to) offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, socioeconomic status or background or clothing, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, referring to people in a way that misidentifies their gender and/or rejects the validity of their gender identity, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.
Be respectful and do not insult or put down other attendees or participants of the event. Critique ideas not people.
Should a participant witness events of bullying, harassment or aggression, we recommend that they approach the affected person to show support and check how they are. The witness may also wish to suggest that the person report the inappropriate behaviour. However, it is up to the affected person alone whether or not they wish to report it.
If participants wish to share photos of a speaker on social media, we strongly recommend that they first get the speaker’s permission. Participants may also share the contents of talks/slides via social media unless speakers have asked that specific details/slides not be shared.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please immediately contact Han Tran (han_tran@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de) or Dieter Lukas (dieter_lukas@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de) immediately. If Han or Dieter are the cause of your concern or for official concerns, please contact the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Ombudsperson, Shannon McPherron (mcpherron@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de) or Equal Opportunity Commissioner, Katharina Haberl (equal_opportunity_commissioner@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de).
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we have received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
We reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.