MIT – January 10-11-12 2020

The Friday and Saturday events will be live-streamed on S4P’s Facebook page.

The third International Meeting for Science in Palestine will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, from January 10th through 12th, 2020. The meeting will kick off with an event open to everybody on the evening of Friday January 10th, in the Wong auditorium of MIT. The Saturday and Sunday events will take place in the Mathematics department of MIT and are open to registered participants only (see below on how to register).

Opening event – Free and open to the public:

The  meeting will start with a free public event (no registration required) on Friday with with a panel and discussion with some of the world’s most prominent scientists alongside Palestinian Minister of Education, Marwan Awartani, Political Economist Leila Farsakh, Political Economist, Physician, Palestinian innovator and Gaza Return March Medic, Dr. Tarek Loubani, MacArthur Fellow Nergis Mavalvala, Public Health expert Danya Qato, and 2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize winner George Smith. See here for more details.

Goals:

The third international meeting aims to escalate and refine plans toward Scientists for Palestine’s primary objectives of advancing science in Palestine and integrating Palestinian sciences into the international scientific community by: enhancing collaboration between Scientists in Palestine and exile with key partners globally; highlighting Palestinian scientists and scientific development; and devising measurable goals toward these ends. The international meeting will provide space to access information about the challenges and successes of Palestinians practicing and researching science under occupation while also providing concrete opportunities for international scientists to get involved. A working group track will also run to help develop enhanced strategies to identify mechanisms for sustained international collaboration with and elevation of Palestinian scientists.

The meeting will include presentations by Palestinian scientists from both Historic Palestine (Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel) and Palestinians abroad, as well as other young and established scientists from around the world, and will be joined by prominent scientists including 2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize winner George Smith, MacArthur fellow Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala, and renowned Palestinian medic and innovator Dr. Tarek Loubani.

Program:

The program is available here, and the event’s Facebook page here. The Friday and Saturday events will be live-streamed on S4P’s Facebook page.

Location:

The public event on Friday will take place at the MIT Wong Auditorium,  2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142.

The weekend activities will be held instead at MIT Department of Mathematics (Simons Building) 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142.

See here for directions to the MIT.

Registration:

The Saturday and Sunday sessions are only open for registered participants. The registration for the event is now closed, but we are accepting requests for seats by email. Please use as subject: “waiting list”.

Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

For further questions, please contact mitmeeting@scientists4palestine.com .

Click here for logistical details (accommodation and parking)

Organized by:

Scientists for Palestine

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