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Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics
Date:5/15/2009

WASHINGTON The National Academies announced today this summer's lineup of lectures called Distinctive Voices@The Jonsson Center. The public events in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, feature diverse subjects for those curious about science, technology, and medicine. This year, the program will explore science and technology's role in diplomacy, space exploration, climate change, globalization, aging, and creativity. Award-winning scientists and engineers -- many of whom are members of the Academies -- will speak about recent findings and research developments.

To give attendees the chance to engage in stimulating conversations sparked by the presentations, a reception follows each event. The events are free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.voicesatjonsson.org. A list of the summer events follows.

Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m. -- Science and Technology Diplomacy: Rebooting Development Cooperation in Turbulent Times, by Calestous Juma, Ph.D. (NAS), Harvard University, Cambridge

Wednesday, June 17, 7 p.m. -- The Frontiers of the Heliosphere: New Insights from Voyagers 1 and 2, by J. Randy Jokipii, Ph.D. (NAS), University of Arizona, Tucson

Tuesday, June 30, 7 p.m. -- Climate Change and Public Health, by Howard Frumkin, M.D., MPH, Dr.PH., Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta

Monday, July 13, 7 p.m. -- 9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?, by Andrew Revkin, New York Times, New York City

Monday, July 27, 7 p.m. -- The Flat World: How Globalization is Transforming Science and Technology, by Ruth David, Ph.D. (NAE), Analytic Services Inc. Arlington, Va.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. -- Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society, by John W. Rowe, M.D. (IOM), Columbia University, New York City

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. -- Creativity: Unlocking Hidden Potential, by Richard Foster, Ph.D., Millbrook Management Group, New York

The Distinctive Voices lecture series began in 2006 with Distinctive Voices@The Beckman Center, held at the National Academies' conference center in Irvine, California. It was expanded to the Academies' Woods Hole facility to make the program available to residents and visitors of Cape Cod from May to October.


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Contact: Maggie Collins
mcollins@nas.edu
508-237-5625
National Academy of Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

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