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Forum at MIT: Overcoming Israeli Suppression of Palestinian Science

When: Friday, January 10, 2020, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: MIT Wong Auditorium • 2 Amherst Street • Cambridge

The third International Meeting for Science in Palestine will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, from January 10th through 12th, 2020. The meeting will kick off with an event open to everybody on the evening of Friday January 10th, in the Wong auditorium of MIT. The Saturday and Sunday events will take place in the Mathematics department of MIT and are open to registered participants only.An Evening of Discussion With
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Israeli occupation stifles Palestinian life and science, and deprive the international scientific community of the benefit of the creativity and experience of the Palestinian community

Join us for the launch of the International Meeting of Science for Palestine, with an evening and discussion with some of the most world’s most prominent scientists including MacArthur Fellow Nergis Mavalvala, 2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize winner George Smith, Palestinian innovator and Gaza Return March medic Dr Tarek Loubani. Alongside Palestinian Minister of Education, Marwan Awartani, Political Economist Leila Farsakh, Political Economist, Public Health expert Danya Qato


The public event on Friday will take place at the MIT Wong Auditorium,  2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142.   See Details on the Friday Public Event

Registration closed: The weekend activities will be held instead at MIT Department of Mathematics (Simons Building) 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142.


The third international meeting aims to escalate and refine plans toward Scientists for Palestine’s primary objectives of advancing science in Palestine and integrating Palestinian sciences into the international scientific community by: enhancing collaboration between Scientists in Palestine and exile with key partners globally; highlighting Palestinian scientists and scientific development; and devising measurable goals toward these ends. The international meeting will provide space to access information about the challenges and successes of Palestinians practicing and researching science under occupation while also providing concrete opportunities for international scientists to get involved. A working group track will also run to help develop enhanced strategies to identify mechanisms for sustained international collaboration with and elevation of Palestinian scientists.

The meeting will include presentations by Palestinian scientists from both Historic Palestine (Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel) and Palestinians abroad, as well as other young and established scientists from around the world, and will be joined by prominent scientists including 2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize winner George Smith, MacArthur fellow Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala, and renowned Palestinian medic and innovator Dr. Tarek Loubani.

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