4-12 August 2007 - Torino, Italy
Friday 10 August 2007, am sessions
For the first time, four Round Table discussions will he held during
the 2007 General Assembly. This will allow small groups of Council delegates
to discuss subjects of mutual interest in a setting conducive to the
easy exchange of ideas.
Each Round Table will be limited to no more than 40 participants. When
registering for the Council, delegates interested in participating in
a discussion will be asked to prioritize their interest in the discussion
topics. Assignments to the various round tables will be based as much
as possible on these priority interests.
In each case, two members of the Bureau will chair and mediate the
discussion. The following topics have been identified:
How can we attract more students to chemistry? Do we need to modify
the curriculum? Can IUPAC play a role?
C.E. van Dam-Mieras (Netherlands)
Moderator: David StC.
can we help regions and small countries to have a more effective voice
F. Buxtorf (Switzerland)
can we interact more effectively with governments and other decision
makers? How can we improve our interactions with industry, other unions,
ICSU, UNESCO, etc.?
Chair: Bryan R. Henry
J. Moreau (France)
can we increase the global visibility of chemistry, enhance public
understanding of chemistry, and improve its public image? How can
we improve the visibility and image of IUPAC?
Chair: Peter G. Mahaffy
K. Sydnes (Norway)
Registration is required. Participation is restricted to Delegates
attending the Council. Contact your NAO
or the IUPAC Secretariat
for more information.
For details on each topic,
see Chem Int
May-June 2007, pp. 16-20
Link to IUPAC General Assembly '07
Call for Potential Topics (posted 2 Aug 06)