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44th IUPAC
4-12 August 2007 - Torino, Italy

Round Table Discussions
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:

  • Topic A
    How can we attract more students to chemistry? Do we need to modify the curriculum? Can IUPAC play a role?

    Chair: Maria C.E. van Dam-Mieras (Netherlands)
    Moderator: David StC. Black (Australia)

  • Topic B
    How can we help regions and small countries to have a more effective voice within IUPAC?
    Chair: Christoph F. Buxtorf (Switzerland)
    Moderator: Stanislaw Penczek (Poland)

  • Topic C
    How 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 (Canada)
    Moderator: Nicole J. Moreau (France)

  • Topic D
    How 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 (Canada)
    Moderator: Leiv 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


> Initial Call for Potential Topics (posted 2 Aug 06)

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