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Wednesday, November 12

Forum Welcome and Introduction

Patrick D. Sculley, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society click here for audio

Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden click here for audio

Plenary Session

What's Going On in the World? Scientific Outreach of Global Organizations
Moderator: Peter Raven

Originally Scheduled: South-South-North: Directions for a More Peaceful World
Mohamed Hassan, Executive Director, Third World Academy of Sciences

Replaced with: Strengthening Science and Technology In the Developing World
Phillip A. Griffiths, Director, Institute for Advanced Study

A Virtual Global Network for Health Research
Carol A. Medlin, Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Health, University of California, San Francisco

Concurrent Sessions

A Global Science Corps for Developing Countries
Organized and presented by: Phillip Griffiths, Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA and Chair, Science Institutes Group

Sharing Scientific Information Across National and Disciplinary Boundaries
Organized by: Rosalind Reid, Editor, American Scientist and Journalist in Residence, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Presented by: Alan Anderson, Research and Editorial Director, Science Institutes Group; Luis Benítez-Bribiesca, Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Medical Research; Founder and Head, Research Division of Oncology, National Medical Center of Mexico; and Professor of Pathology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Somdatta Sinha, Senior Scientist at the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad

Collaborative Research: South-South & South-North
Organized by: Third World Academy of Sciences
Presenters: José Luis Morán López, Director General, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica A.C.; Eugenia del Pino Veintimilla, Professor of Biology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador

Professors Across Borders: Funding Internationalism on Campus
Organized and presented by: William Peterson, Co-Director, International Institute, California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB)

International Gala
Kalika with Kawika laua ‘o Leinani Dancers

Thursday, November 13

Plenary Session

Regional Efforts and Scientific Development
Moderator: Francisco Ayala, Donald Bren Professor of Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine

Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Research to the Benefit of a Better Environment in Latin America
Mary T. Kalin Arroyo, Full Professor of Biology, University of Chile

Scientific Cooperation Amid Social Change: The Case of the Former Soviet Union
Gerson Sher, President, U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation

Concurrent Sessions

A Model for Trans-Boundary Marine Science Cooperation (Part I): The Red Sea Marine Peace Park Cooperative Research Program
Organized and presented by: Michael Crosby, Executive Director, U.S. National Science Board

Regional Communication of Science to the Public
Organized by: Lisbeth Fog, President, Colombian Association of Science Journalism
Presented by: Maria del Carmen Cevallos, Head of Technology Transfer and Dissemination, Fundación para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FUNDACYT); Lisbeth Fog; Dario Sánchez, Chief, Division of Science, Culture and Communication, Colciencias

Collaborations to Improve the Scientific Enterprise in Southern and Eastern Africa
Organized and presented by: Linda Mantel, Past-President, Association for Women in Science (AWIS); Nelson Torto, Secretary General, Southern and Eastern Africa Network of Analytical Chemists (SEANAC)

A Model for Trans-Boundary Marine Science Cooperation (Part II): Butterflyfish and the Need for a Gulf of Aqaba Research Consortium
Organized by: Michael Crosby, Executive Director, U.S. National Science Board
Presented by: A. Baranes, Director, Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences, Eilat; Bilal Al Bashir, Commissioner for the Environment, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority
Non-presenting co-authors: Maroof Khalaf, Marine Science Station; Michael Ottolenghi, Scientific Director, Interuniversity Institute of Eilat

Networking Lunch

Plenary Session

Scientific Capacity and Collaboration with Mexico
Moderator: José Sarukhán, Professor of Ecology, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Toward Science & Technology Cooperation Between Mexico and the U.S.
Jaime Parada Avila, Director General, National Council for Science & Technology (CONACYT)

Science Growth in Mexico
José Antonio de la Peña, Full Professor, Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM

Concurrent Sessions

New Science & Engineering Capacities for Environmental Health & Risk Communication
Organized by: United States-Mexico Foundation for Science (FUMEC)
Presented by: Robyn Gilden, Outreach Program Manager, University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Nursing; Ana Rosa Moreno, Coordinator of the Environmental Health Program, FUMEC

California and Mexico: Education, Science & Technology
Organized by: Susan Hackwood, Executive Director, California Council on Science & Technology
Presenters: Salvador Avila Cobo, Associate Researcher, Stanford University; Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez, Director, University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and Professor Environmental Studies, University of California, Riverside

U.S. - Mexico Collaboration in K-12 Science Education
Organized by: FUMEC
Presented by: Anders Hedberg, Director, Center for Science Education, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Mike Klentschy, Superintendent of Schools, El Centro School District and Principal Researcher, the Valle Imperial Project in Science; Leopoldo López, Corporate Community Development, Grupo Peñoles

Human Capacity Building to Strengthen the Mexican Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) through a Collaborative Research Agenda with the U.S. LTER Network
Organized by: Manuel Maass, Center for Ecosystem Research, UNAM
Presented by: Manuel Maass and Gerardo Ceballos (Mexican LTER); James Vose, Principle Investigator, Coweeta LTER; Robert Waide, Executive Director, LTER Network Office, New Mexico

Meeting Summary
Peter Raven click here for audio

John P. McGovern Lecture

Agriculture and Peace--21st Century Challenges click here for audio
Norman Borlaug, Distinguished Professor of International Agriculture, Texas A&M University

Sigma Xi Celebration
Mariachi Comacho Trio


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