TWAS Plus - Vol. 2 - No. 4 - September 2016  
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TOP STORY  In a time of tension and crisis, science diplomacy can play a valuable role in sustaining hope and supporting peace, said Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, president of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, in an interview with TWAS. Princess Sumaya was in Trieste, Italy, to speak at the third AAAS-TWAS Summer Course in Science Diplomacy (Photo: D. Albertacci). More
NEWS

TWAS Executive Director Mohamed Hassan will chair the Governing Council of the new UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries.

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS visiting scientists can travel to institutions around the world to share their expertise or acquire new skills.
Deadline: 15 September.

 

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OWSD

The Elsevier Awards, co-organized by OWSD and TWAS, this year honour early-career women in engineering, innovation and technology. Deadline: 15 September.

 

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NEWS

The best science communication is authentic and compelling, and it respects the audience, says expert Liz Neeley.

 

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IAP

The InterAcademy Partnership has a new project to build science-policy links to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Apply now! The deadline is 15 September for some 600 TWAS PhD and postdoc fellowships.

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NEWS

The TWAS Sub-Saharan Regional Office has a smart new website focused on initiatives and opportunities, says coordinator Roseanne Diab.
 

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A high-stakes simulation in the AAAS-TWAS science diplomacy summer course was a challenging laboratory for 30 participants.

 

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EVENTS

Rwanda and President Paul Kagame prepare to show their commitment to science and technology at the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, 14-17 November.

 

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NEWS

"Innovation and Its Enemies," a new book by TWAS Fellow Calestous Juma, explores why people and cultures resist emerging technologies.

 

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NEWS

The Science International campaign for open data – organised by TWAS, IAP, ICSU and ISSC – has a new endorsement website.

 

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Epidemics such as Zika need concerted multi-nation management and better communication efforts, says Brazilian TWAS medalist Hernán Chaimovich.


 

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EVENTS

Can big data help developing countries? A TWAS panel featuring Intelipro CEO Leonida Mutuku of Kenya will explore the issues at Trieste Next, 23 September.
 

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"Science diplomacy must be nurtured and emboldened to make science the major factor in dealing with our present and planning for our future."

Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan,
president of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan

                        
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