Saturday, February 16, 2008

UNESCO at the AAAS Annual Meeting

The 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting is being held on 14-18 February 2008 in Boston. The theme for the meeting — "Science and Technology from a Global Perspective"— emphasizes the power of science and technology as well as education to assist less developed segments of the world society, to improve partnerships among already-developed countries, and to spur knowledge-driven transformations across a host of fields.

The UNESCO-AAAS Workshop, "Science and Engineering Education: Global Perspectives, Key Challenges", will take place on Monday, 18 February, as part of the meeting. Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director General of UNESCO for natural science, will provide opening remarks and a presentation on “Framing the Issues, Seeking Solutions”.

There is also the Women and Minorities in Science Networking Breakfast 7:00—10:00am on Saturday 16Feb at the Sheraton Boston, where the UNESCO Report on “Science, Technology and Gender” will be presented.

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