Some interesting suggestions for a session at the AAS meeting have been made, for example, by Lange (below) and Levins (earlier).
I cannot contribute much in the way of expertise because my research area is in chemistry of association colloids (sometimes known as soap solutions).
However, I am willing to help with the scuds work, coordination, etc.
On 7/2/07 1:02 PM, "Robert V. Lange" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I can imagine two ways to go at this time with a session for AAAS. I am sure there are others.
1. There are quite a few of us who work in Africa, Mexico, Brazil. etc., and who try to incorporate our good and progressive and radical principles in our work and yet face contradictions in our efforts that are real and interesting. Bazin, Van Buskirk, Lange, Saltzman, to mention a few of us. Maybe a session about progressive efforts and attending contradictions and compromises would be interesting.
2. There are impedements to healthy local development coming from U.S. and "first world" techology and policy, of course. A well documented and argued exposition on this could be valuable.
From: Larry Romsted <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 12:42 pm
Subject: Re: AAAS session
Here is the info:
Date: February 14-18, 2008
The theme for the 2008 Annual Meeting—"Science and Technology from a Global Perspective"—emphasizes the power of science and technology as well as education to assist less-developed segments of the world society, to improve partnerships among already-developed countries, and to spur knowledge-driven transformations across a host of fields. The program will also emphasize ground-breaking areas of research, new and exciting developments, and cross-cutting activities in support of science, technology, and education around the world.
On 7/2/07 12:20 PM, "Robert V. Lange" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Would someone please write a simple message with the
Date and location or the AAAS meeting people are talking about.
Also, what are any proposed themes or titles for a SFTP session, and is there a general theme for the AAAS meeting itself?
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