NOV
07

Largest Ever Science Gathering In The Middle East

Dead Sea, Jordan 7th November, 2017

Over 2,500 Science Leaders from over 120 Countries Gather at the World Science Forum 2017 Jordan Calling for a More Responsible and Ethical Use of Innovation to Address the Social & Economic Relevance, Influence & Responsibilities of Science Arab Region To Explore Establishing A Regular Open Science Forum. Budapest, Hungary to Host WSF 2019

Who? Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (RSS); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); World Academy of Sciences (TWAS); European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC); International Council for Science (ICSU); Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP); International Social Science Council (ISSC) + Science Counsellor representatives of the G77.
 
What? World Science Forum, King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan, 7-10 Nov.

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OCT
26

The Opioid Crisis in North America

North America is facing an epidemic of opioid addiction and opioid overdose with an unprecedented level of mortality. The crisis was spurred by a broad expansion of medical use of opioids, which began in the 1990s as a legitimate response to the under-treatment of pain, but which was soon exploited by the unethical behavior of pharmaceutical companies eager to increase their revenue. The rise in supply fed high levels of diversion among an economically stressed and vulnerable population.

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OCT
25

Forum of Global Fora: Igniting Conference Start-Ups in the Middle East & Africa

14h45 – 15h15, Sierra C, Fifth Floor

You are kindly invited to attend a press info point with three of WCSJ 2017's leading lights in promoting women in STEM leadership, while equally championing the creation of new and dynamic science & society conferences acting as dynamic hubs of expertise with tremendous carrier-wave effects nationally, regionally and globally.

Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan and UNESCO's Special Envoy for Science for Peace is here to talk to you about what the World Science Forum 2017 has to offer from 7 – 10 November at the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, where Palestine, Israel and Jordan meet.

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OCT
03

Women Leaders in Science from Jordan, South Africa and Japan to Speak at Wcsj2017 Luncheon Event

An international trio of women dignitaries—all high-ranking leaders in their nations' science research, education and policy enterprises—have been confirmed as featured speakers at a special luncheon Friday, October 27, during the upcoming 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco.

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OCT
02

Princess Sumaya Becomes Unesco Special Envoy for Science for Peace

PRESS RELEASE: Paris- 2/10/17

Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan was today officially designated as UNESCO's Special Envoy for Science for Peace at a ceremony at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The honour was bestowed by Mme Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, in recognition of HRH's tireless advocacy for Science as a catalyst for change in Jordan and the wider Middle East. In honouring Princess Sumaya, Mme Bokova emphasised the Princess's commitment to promoting science among young people in the region.

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OCT
02

RESULTS: Travel & Accommodation Grant Scheme for 25 Journalists

The World Science Forum's Delivery Team were thrilled to receive an unprecedented 450 applications from over 95 countries for the 25 media grants being offered!

Each and every one of you shall receive a follow-up 'thank you' email and be kept abreast of the WSF's media programme in the weeks ahead.

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SEP
02

Open Call for Applications: Travel & Accommodation Grant Scheme for 25 Journalists

8th World Science Forum Jordan, 7 - 11 November, 2017


1. – Purpose
After the highly successful 2015 World Science Forum held in Budapest, Hungary, the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan will host the 2017 biennial event themed 'Science for Peace'. Organising partners include the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA); the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); the International Council for Science (ICSU); the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS); the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC); the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP).

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JUN
02

Media Info Note: Pan-African Science, Society & Policy Indaba

 Cape Town is the chosen venue for the launch of an annual consultative process looking at the true robustness of science and society-led policy-making inside the Africa 54. The common goal is to arrive at a Cape Town Declaration on Ethics & Principles of Science & Society Policy-Making for Africa in time for the World Science Forum 2021. This indaba is Co-Chaired by Prof. Roseanne Diab, Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of SA (ASSAf) and Prof. Julian Kinderlerer, Emeritus Professor Cape Town University and Member, European Group on Ethics.

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SEP
05

UNESCO appoints SciCom as International Adviser for the 1st Latin American & Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC), 6 – 9 September, Montevideo, Uruguay

"As an ambitious start-up aiming to colour-in Latin America and the Caribbean on the global science conferencing map, CILAC 2016 is delighted to receive so many pledges of help and encouragement."

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JUL
22

Media Consultation Event: Towards a New Blueprint of Ethics & Principles of Science-Policy-Making

A five-year-long, bottom-up initiative scrutinising the way in which we 'make policy' and allow scientific evidence and stakeholder opinion to influence it ends in Manchester in the margins of ESOF 2016. Involving over 250 groups and networks worldwide, the outcome is a draft text proposing 20 principles that will be finalised in time for the launch of a Brussels Declaration on 28th September, 2016 (see annex). This text then forms an important blueprint for the recently formed International Network of Government Science Advice (INGSA) to work from, as it engages more broadly during four consultation events held on four continents. The final step will be the announcement of Universal Ethics & Principles during the World Science Forum being held in Jordan in 2017.

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JUL
19

Conference Start-Ups Igniting Inclusive Science & Society Engagement

Just as a pile of bricks is not a house, science without proper public engagement remains incomplete. This talk brings together key personalities behind 6 prominent science conference start-ups, mostly female. It spotlights new voices at the nexus of science and society from 5 continents.

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JUL
19

Towards a New Blueprint of Ethics & Principles of Science Policy-Making

Science speaks to politics, policy and power precisely because it has evidence. But it must do so using ever-more complex, contingent and contested knowledge. Claim and counter-claim of 'evidence-based policy versus policy-biased evidence' are indistinguishable. The practice of science has been re-shaped by endogenous and exogenous forces in recent decades. Public policy-making, too, has changed in a number of ways.

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JUL
19

Boston 2017: American Association for the Advancement of Science Selects SciCom

The Program Committee for the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting, to be held February 16-20 in Boston, have just informed SciCom & Partners of the following scientific proposal successes.

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JUL
13

Be the First to Know: Upcoming Science Conferences 2016 - 2018

15h45 – 16h15, Monday 25th July, ESOF Press Room

The science conferencing circuit is getting more exciting and diversified by the day as new national and regional groupings enter the fray. This press point brings together the 'talking heads' of five such events taking place in the next nine months where media presence is both encouraged and facilitated.

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JUL
13

Media Consultation Event: Refining the 2016 Brussels Declaration Towards New Ethics & Principles of Science & Society Policy-Making

12h50 – 13h20, Tuesday 26th July, ESOF Press Room

Science speaks to politics, policy and power precisely because it has evidence. But it must do so using ever more complex, contingent and contested knowledge. The views of media are central to this. Claim and counter-claim of 'evidence-based policy versus policy-biased evidence' are hardly distinguishable.

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JUN
21

UNESCO appoints SciCom as International Adviser for the 1st Latin American & Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC)

6 – 9 September, Montevideo, Uruguay

"As an ambitious start-up aiming to colour-in Latin America and the Caribbean on the global science conferencing map, CILAC 2016 is delighted to receive so many pledges of help and encouragement."

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FEB
02
0

Is EU Research Funding Apartheid A Fact?

Five hundred research institutes, both within and outside of the EU scooped 60 per cent of the EU’s €55 billion Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) budget, according to an independent review just carried out by 12 academies. In total, 139,000 proposals were received of which 25,000 or just fewer than 18% were successful.

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FEB
02
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Forum of Global Fora 2016 Washington D.C. to Announce Landmark ‘Mini-Brain’ & ‘Chemical Mapping’ Research

This year’s thematic guest lecture will include first insights into ground-breaking research conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The creation of ‘mini brains’ in a JHU lab could prove instrumental in our efforts to study neurological diseases. By using human derived structures, scientists hope for better research and reduced animal testing.

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JAN
14
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SciCom to organise The Forum of Global Fora 2016

SciCom is happy to announce that we will partner with the world’s largest science conference organisers in Washington D.C. on Friday 12th February to ignite conversations about science in the public interest. A VIP networking reception for 150 leading science diplomats, Chief Science Advisers and Ministers is being held in the Omni Shoreham Hotel’s Blue Room where legends from Frank Sinatra to Lisa Minelli have performed.

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JAN
14
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Ban-ki Moon’s Health Envoy to partner with SciCom – Making Sense of Science

Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, Member of the Global Commission on Drugs Policy headed by Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, Ban-ki Moon’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria is teaming up with SciCom at the AAAS Annual Meeting being held in Washington D.C. from 11 – 15 February next.

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