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Could Federal Grant Requirements to Report Harassment Really Change Behavior?
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: National Webinars

Policies against sexual harassment have been in place for many years. Congress continues to push agencies to do more to prevent sexual harassment in extramural research settings. A public calling for a new rule for government agencies that award research grants could influence change in culture.

Join Kristen M. Schwendinger, a senior counsel at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, to hear her:

  • Provide an update about the NSF, NIH, and NASA requirements incorporated into the terms of research grants
  • Review the current regulatory requirements, and new mechanisms for complainants to report outside their own institution
  • Discuss each policy’s potential impact, and the extent of their implementation
  • Discuss how requirements in research grants related to discrimination could be used to leverage change in behavior
  • Reflect on the differences between University action versus action by federal agency

We will have Q&A after the presentation that will be open to consideration of the question posed by the presentation and any related topic.



Kristen M. Schwendinger is a senior counsel practicing in Research Compliance, Federal Grants, and Litigation & Government Investigations practice groups at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. She represents universities, non-profit and for-profit organizations. 

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