FAS Statement on the Resignation of Dr. Eric Lander
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Federation of American Scientists CEO Dan Correa released the following statement on the resignation of Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Eric Lander following a White House investigation that confirmed allegations of misconduct:
“There is no place in our community for bullying, harassment, and abuse. It is unacceptable in any form, from anyone, and especially from a member of the President’s Cabinet and the Director of OSTP, which has been a beacon of scientific leadership and a source of inspiration for so many across the community.
At the Federation of American Scientists, we work every day with aspiring science and technology policy entrepreneurs who dream of the opportunity to contribute their ideas, hard work and passion through service at policymaking institutions like OSTP. Our community must stand together in our commitment to building inclusive workplaces that are deserving of their aspirations.”
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