FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thu Oct 13 16:42:03 EDT 2011

2011 Science & Society: Global Challenges Discussion Series to cover lessons from Fukushima, eradicating infectious disease, and nanotechnology in the 2010s

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 — A series of public forums, candid conversations with top science and medical researchers along with policy leaders covering topics of global concern, will be held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this fall.

The discussions will be held Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the AAAS Auditorium at 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. A reception at 5 p.m. precedes each event. RSVP is online for each of these free discussion events at: http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/pne/events/nonotes.shtml.

Oct. 24 – Fukushima: Lessons Learned

Experts:

Gregory Jaczko, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Jonathan Epstein, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee

Gregory Jaczko, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Jonathan Epstein, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee

Host: Richard Harris

Nov. 7 – Infectious Disease: Challenges to Eradication

Experts to be announced

Host: Richard Harris

Nov. 21 – Nanotechnology in the 2010s: The Teen Years

Experts:

Pedro Alvarez, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Omid Farokhzad, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Debra Kaiser, Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Pedro Alvarez, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Omid Farokhzad, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Debra Kaiser, Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Host: David Kestenbaum

The Global Challenges Discussion Series is sponsored by the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Congress, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest. This fall marks the third year of ACS’s participation in this discussion series, which has featured such topics as:

  • Meeting Global Energy Demand
  • Coming to the Table on Food Safety: Bisphenol A and Beyond
  • Climate and Energy Policy in the 112th Congress
  • Acid Bath: The Impact of Increased Carbon on the Oceans

These events are archived on the ACS website at: http://www.acs.org/globalchallenges.

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