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BMENA Bioscience Forum - Members of Interim Executive Committee

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce the creation of the BMENA Bioscience Forum, and its Interim Executive Committee, forum that resulted from a workshop series funded by the U.S. Department of State and held in the broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region. From 2010 to 2012, the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy convened scientists and institutional officials from the BMENA region, Brazil, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, to a series of workshops under the theme of “International Engagement: Responsible Bioscience for a Safe and Secure
Society”. The workshops were held in Jordan, Kuwait, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates. At the last workshop, participants expressed the interest to further the discussion on issues of international collaboration and responsible science (ethics, safety and security) by creating a network, called the BMENA Bioscience Forum. The following individuals volunteered to serve on the Forum’s Interim Executive Committee (IEC):