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In Favor of Pure Science – Symposium

In Favor of Pure Science – Symposium dissects the current state of basic science around the world, creates a public forum for discussion among scientific leaders, and provides guidance on how basic science can be supported and advanced internationally. This symposium accompanies publication of the global report, In Favor of Pure Science, written in collaboration among the 14 countries where the Aspen Institute has partnering organizations and supported by the Kavli Foundation. The featured expert speakers are among the participants who contributed to their country’s chapter in this report.

Richard Blaikie – New Zealand
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, and Professor in Physics, at the University of Otago

Sheila Jasanoff
– United States
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

William Lee Alardín – Mexico
Scientific Research Coordinator, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Silvia Restrepo – Colombia
Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Vice-President of Research and Creation, Universidad de los Andes

Angela Santoni – Italy
Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine Sapienza, University of Rome

Nataliya Shulga – Ukraine
Executive Director, Ukrainian Science Club

Roxana Voicu-Dorobanțu – Romania
Associate Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies


With introductory remarks from

Marina Frasca-Spada
Fellow at Corpus Christi College and Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy and at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Angelo Maria Petroni
Full Professor of Logic and Philosohpy of Science at La Sapienza University, Rome, and Secretary General of Aspen Institute Italia

Event information
Tue Oct 25, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT