Title: Frontiers of chemical sciences: research and education
in middle eastern countries
Chairman: Zafra M. Lerman
Bryan R. Henry and John
- To use the vehicle of a small symposium to bring together scientists
from a number of countries in the Middle East in order to identify
unique opportunities for collaboration among chemical scientists to
solve environmental and educational problems.
- To attempt, via this symposium, to generate trust among scientific
communities and to capture the attention of national governments on
ways that chemistry can address the
problems of the region.
- To build on the tremendous success of the first and second Malta
conference [See project 2002-061-1-020
and 2004-030-1-020 respectively].
The chemical sciences occupy a central position in the world economy,
offering the possibility to cultivate mutual understanding through joint
research projects and economic development. A general desire to improve
the quality of life and political stability in the Middle East is being
fulfilled by identifying unique opportunities for network creation and
collaboration among chemical scientists to solve chemical, environmental
and educational problems.
The American Chemical Society, the German Chemical Society (GDCh),
the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), adn IUPAC will organize a third
symposium including again some 70 representatives primarily from Middle
Eastern nations including Egypt, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab
Emirates as well as France, Germany, Norway, Taiwan, the United Kingdom
and the United States.
A principal goal of this Symposium will be to continue to capture the
attention of national governments by inviting the best qualified chemical
scientists from those countries to discuss how chemistry can address
the problems of the region.
in the Gaza Strip", Communique, Chem. Int. March-Apr
2008, p. 18
report published in Chem. Int. May-June 2008, p. 31.
Last update: 29 April 2008
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