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Maria da Graça Carvalho participates in the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS Meeting

2013-02-15 - Informação à Imprensa

The AAAS Board of Directors invited Maria da Graça Carvalho to participate in the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting, that is being held in Boston from 14 to 18 February and expects 6.500 attendees from more that 50 countries.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with one million readers. Founded in 1848, AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. It serves some 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.

Maria da Graça Carvalho, who is AAAS Fellow, will speak about Innovating Out of the Crisis: The Role of Political Leaders in Fostering Job Creation, in the symposium "Where and how are Research and Innovation fostering job creation?"

Florent Bernard, European Commission - Directorate General for Research and Innovation and Clara de la Torre, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, are the moderators of this symposiun. Luc Soete, Maastricht University, United Nations University will speak about Innovating Out of the Crisis: On the Need for Radical Institutional Change and Barbara Haering, Econcept will make a presentation about Innovating Out of the Crisis: Bridging Research, Demand, and Job Creation

The AAAs annual meeting is one of the most widely recognized global science gatherings and includes plenary and topical lectures by some of the world's leading scientists and engineers. The event holds multidisciplinary symposia, cutting-edge seminars, career development workshops, and an international exhibition.

The 2013 AAAs meeting's theme is The Beauty and Benefits of Science, and points to the "unreasonable effectiveness" of the scientific enterprise in creating economic growth, solving societal problems, and satisfying the essential human drive to understand the world in which we live.