Sexual harassment and plagiarism

March 2, 2014

This post explores the linkage between sexual harassment and plagiarism.

  1. Professors who plagiarize only.
  2. Professors who sexually harass only.
  3. Professors who both plagiarize and sexually harass.
  4. Professors who know of the plagiarism by others and use it to sexually harass.
  5. Professors who know of the sexual harassment by other profs and use it to plagiarize.
  6. Professors who know of the harassment and the plagiarism and use that to do both themselves.

One woman describes her experience of being both sexually harassed and plagiarized here.

Dominque Strauss Kahn used his position at the IMF to sexually harass women.  He was minister of Finance of France from 1997 to 1999 while Russia was using plagiarism kompromat on Stanley Fischer and Larry Summers to get IMF loans.  In 1997, the Lyapunov Institute a joint venture of INRIA France and Moscow State University started a Mathematical Finance Project, Project 97-03, under Agnes Sulem and Albert Shiryaev.  Shiryaev appears to handle the plagiarism folder in mathematical finance for Russia.  Although presumably younger profs are now doing most of the work.

The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault and attempted rape charges has prompted fresh scrutiny of the International Monetary Fund’s dismissal of accusations that its director abused his power to pressure a subordinate into sleeping with him three years ago.

The investigation concurred and the IMF took no action against Strauss-Kahn other than to say that he had shown poor judgment.

But Nagy vigorously disagreed with that conclusion,

However, leaks to the press backed Strauss-Kahn’s claim he had not put pressure on Nagy. She expressed disquiet that the leaks were intended to steer attention away from Strauss-Kahn’s abuse of power.

Gov. Bush hires writer accused of plagiarism
Published: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 4:51 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE — The day after Gov. Jeb Bush fired a top official over sexual harassment allegations, Bush’s office confirmed it had hired a former journalist who resigned in November following public allegations of plagiarism and sexual harassment.

The ASSA weekend in January 2005 when Stanley Fischer was announced as the new head of Israel’s central bank after the meeting was essentially over, there was also sexual harassment of a Stanford finance professor. A male Stanford professor put up photos of her before her talk and commented on her personal appearance. She was discomforted by this. She was on the academic job market and obviously needed his recommendations to get a job.

Other junior faculty at Stanford including one noted woman professor have been forced to go along with the plagiarism and to not cite the victim. These cases may be linked.


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