Recording posted of seminar on US-Russia Scientific Cooperation

Jesse Ausubel helped open the excellent 3-hour September 15th 2020 on-line symposium on “US-Russia Scientific Cooperation” organized as part of a series honoring the memory of Victor Rabinowitch, who had a long, influential career in science and diplomacy.  The Richard Lounsbery Foundation is among the sponsors of the series.

MIT historian of science Loren Graham wrote the discussion paper for the Webinar:  Why the Silence? Discussions of US-Russian Scientific Relations . To listen to the Symposium, visit Why the Silence Symposium Recording. Jesse’s four minutes of remarks begin at 17’22”.

9:00 am – 9:45 am      INTRODUCTION   Welcome and Zoom housekeeping,    CRDF Global;   Opening remarks for Organizing Committee, Gerson Sher;   Video tribute to Victor Rabinowitch  Family; Cosponsor remarks: Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Jesse Ausubel; CRDF Global, Tom Callahan; Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Rachel Bronson

9:45 am – 11:45 am    PANEL: US-RUSSIA SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION    Introductory Remarks (Moderator)   Harley Balzer (Georgetown University)  Paper Summary: “Why the Silence?” Loren Graham (Mass. Institute of Technology); Panel discussion: Irina Dezhina (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology); Mikhail Strikhanov (Federal Research Nuclear University – MEPhI); Glenn Schweitzer (The National Academies); Gerson Sher (Retired); Q&A   

11:45 am – 12:00 pm  CLOSING REMARKS     E. William Colglazier (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Book Review: ‘More from Less’ by Andrew McAfee

PHE Researcher Iddo Wernick published a review of  ‘More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources?and What Happens Next’ by Andrew McAfee in the Journal of Industrial Ecology

OneNOAA Science Seminar online

Mark Stoeckle presented recent eDNA work assessing marine fish diversity and abundance at OneNOAA Science Seminar Series on August 26, 2020. The recorded presentation and lively discussion is available online for “Trawl and eDNA Assessment of Marine Fish Diversity, Seasonality, and Relative Abundance in Coastal New Jersey, USA”

The recording for this webinar can be viewed from Adobe Connect, here:

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