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World Science Day for Peace and Development

1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC



In support of World Science Day for Peace and Development and as part of the International Science Center and Science Museum Day 2018 (ISCSMD18) the Association of Science–Technology Centers is co-hosting with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) a worldwide conversation about “Science, a Human Right.”

A panel of experts will gather at the AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC and in four science centers around the world: Parque Explora, Medellin (Colombia); We the Curious, Bristol (UK); Continium, Kerkrade (The Netherlands) and Cosmocaixa, Barcelona (Spain).

The conversation will proceed in two parts; the first part, moderated by Jessica Wyndham, Director of the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, will feature Margaret Weigers Vitullo, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the American Sociological Association, who will unpack what the right to science means based on empirical work involving the scientific and engineering communities, and Shirley Malcom, Ph.D., head of the AAAS Education and Human Resources Programs, who will place the right to science in the context of the sustainable development goals.

The second part, moderated by Cristin Dorgelo, the President and CEO of ASTC, will tackle the role of science centers in communication and implementation of the right to science.

We will end the conversation trying to find new ways academics, international organizations and science centers can work together in this domain.

Event Contact

Joel Ericsen

Program Associate

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