Programme / V. C Science for Cultural Relations – Past, Present and Future‹ back to Programme lister
Friday / 10 nov
11:30 - 13:15
Science for Cultural Relations is currently a ‘hot topic’ but by no means a new phenomenon. Ever since scientists started to examine the world around them, they have worked with counterparts in other countries to share observations, and discuss and refine their ideas. This leads them to build relationships with people from different backgrounds and cultures where the uniting thread is the science itself, rather than political views or cultural norms.
In this session, we will use a combination of talks by speakers and discussion in small groups to explore the past, present and future of science as a means to establish long-term relationships, built on mutual trust and respect. We will also take the opportunity to have the discussion led by young researchers who will be able to feed in their vision for Science for Cultural Relations in a ‘post-truth’ world.
- Claire Mc Nulty, Senior Director, Programs and Explorer Development, Europe, National Geographic Society
- Daniel Korbel, Global Head of Science (acting), British Council
- Michael Gilmont, Research Fellow in Water Security, University of Oxford
- Michael Byers, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, University of British Columbia