GS3 Speakers

Prof Curt Rice (GS3NA)


Professor, University of Tromsø, Norway, and Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Netherlands.

Curt Rice is a professor at the University of Tromsø and is currently a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), where he is writing a book on gender bias. He has just completed a term as Pro Rector for Research. Prior to 2009, he was the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics: A Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CASTL). He represents the academic staff on the University of Tromsø Board, he is Chair of the Board of Current Research Information Systems in Norway, and he is a member of the Research Council of Norway's Program Board for increasing gender balance in research leadership positions. 

Professor Rice spoke at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA) on leadership in universities and what is required of science leaders in the collective work environments whose success depends on the supply and nurturing of talent. Why science needs women leaders and how universities can get more women professors?  How should scientists be prepared for leadership positions?