Title: Frontiers of chemical sciences: research and education
in middle eastern countries
Chairman: Zafra M. Lerman
Peter W. Atkins, William
F. Carroll, Catherine
Costello, Mostafa El-Sayed,
Ernest L. Eliel, Morton
Z. Hoffman, Stanley
S. Langer, John M. Malin,
V. J. Shiner, Thomas
J. Spiro, and Leiv K.
Completion Date: 2005 - project completed
- To use the vehicle of a small symposium to bring together scientists
from a number of countries in the Middle East in order to identify
unique opportunities for collaboration among chemical scientists to
solve environmental and educational problems.
- To attempt, via this symposium, to generate trust among scientific
communities and to capture the attention of national governments on
ways that chemistry can address the
problems of the region.
- To build on the tremendous success of the first Malta conference
[See project 2002-061-1-020].
The chemical sciences occupy a central position in the world economy,
offering the possibility to cultivate mutual understanding through joint
research projects and economic development. A general desire to improve
the quality of life and political stability in the Middle East is being
fulfilled by identifying unique opportunities for network creation and
collaboration among chemical scientists to solve chemical, environmental
and educational problems.
The American Chemical Society, IUPAC and the Royal Society of Chemistry
will organize a second symposium including some 70 representatives primarily
from Middle Eastern nations including Egypt, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait,
Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the
United Arab Emirates as well as France, Germany, Norway, Taiwan, the
United Kingdom and the United States.
A principal goal of the second Symposium will be to continue to capture
the attention of national governments by inviting the best qualified
chemical scientists from those countries to discuss how chemistry can
address the problems of the region.
in the news
> Science for Peace in the Middle East
-- C&EN, 10 Nov 2005 >http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/83/i46/8346enotw8.html
-- C&EN, 19 Dec 2005, p. 53
> AAAS Honors Chemist Zafra Lerman For Efforts To Aid Persecuted
Scientists (21 Dec 2005) [more]
> Frontiers science in the Middle East, Chem.
March-April 2006 issue, pp. 9-11.
Last update: 6 January 2006
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