Statement re: Trump administration’s travel ban

NASCE STATEMENT CONCERNING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ORDER TO BAN TRAVEL FROM SPECIFIC COUNTRIES

 

The North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE; Societé Nord-Americaine d’Endocrinologie Comparée [SNAEC]; Sociedad Norteamericana de Endocrinología Comparada [SNAEC]) is an interdisciplinary scientific organization dedicated to the study of comparative, evolutionary, ecological and model systems endocrinology. An important fundamental goal of the society is to increase the visibility and cohesiveness of the field of comparative endocrinology. NASCE was founded in 2010.

 

The underlying tenet of the open and progressive science supported by NASCE is to encourage and support international collaborations. Since its original conception NASCE set out to integrate its three founding nations (Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico) as a region where openness, transparency, and the free flow of ideas are essential to the scientific process, and is for the benefit of all.

 

Therefore, NASCE is concerned about the negative impact of the measures to restrict travel from specific countries to the U.S.A., or those that affect the human rights of many that intend to pursue, with honest effort, a better condition of life through hard work and education. Rather, NASCE recognizes that, in accordance with the higher objectives of scientific endeavor it is indispensable to continue building bridges between individuals and countries rather than proposing barriers.

 

More information about the travel ban and impact on science can be found at the following websites:

http://www.univcan.ca/media-room/media-releases/statement-response-u-s-executive-order/

https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-ceo-responds-trump-immigration-and-visa-order

http://www.aplu.org/news-and-media/News/aplu-statement-on-trump-administrations-new-order-temporarily-banning-citizens-of-seven-countries-from-entering-us

http://endocrinenews.endocrine.org/endocrine-society-response-immigration-order/