AAAS symposium: The Atlas of Islamic World Science and Innovation

Three researchers supported through the Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation project will present their findings at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), to be held February 16-20 in Vancouver, Canada.

Our ability to address interconnected and complex global problems depends on our ability to collaborate globally, with peoples and in places where there are often striking differences in education, research, innovation systems, politics, language, and culture. The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation is a unique collaborative project that explores the changing landscape of science and innovation across diverse countries with large Muslim populations in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Working closely with partners in each of these regions, the project explores new opportunities for partnership and exchange with the wider world, particularly on shared global challenges. The Arab Spring, which began after the commencement of this project, offers both opportunities and challenges for the way that science may be harnessed in pursuit of openness and democracy within the Muslim world.

Chaired by Naser Faruqui, Director of IDRC’s Science and Innovation program area, and co-organized by Tracey Elliott, Head of International, Science Policy Centre, The Royal Society (UK), this symposium will explore some of the themes emerging from three country studies: Egypt, Pakistan, and Malaysia.

When: Saturday, February 18, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Room 211 (VCC West Building)

From 18 Feb 2012
Until 18 Feb 2012
Vancouver, Canada
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