Symposium engages debate on role of science

December 05, 2001

Washington, D.C.-December 5, 2001-This one-day event, "War on Terrorism: What Does It Mean for Science?" will engage the scientific community in debate over the role of science in this dynamic and highly charged political environment. Speakers will carefully consider their own professional and personal roles after the terrorist attacks of September 11th.

Discussion will explore the responsibility of scientists and engineers for the uses of their discoveries. What are the implications to proposed reorganization of security structure on the conduct of science? Will there be increased restrictions on scientific exchanges and collaborations, and if so, what will be the impacts? Speakers include:

A complete program of events is available at www.aaas.org/spp/scifree/terrorism.

WHAT:       War on Terrorism: What Does It Mean for Science?

WHEN:       18 December 2001, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

WHERE:     Marriott at Metro Center Hotel
                    775 12th Street N.W.
                    Grand Ballroom Salon A - E
                    Washington, DC 20005

HOST:       The American Association for the Advancement of Science

RSVP:       Reporters should RSVP to Monica Amarelo at (202) 326-6431 or mamarelo@aaas.org

American Association for the Advancement of Science

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