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World Science Week: New Zealand’s Place In the World

World Science Week: New Zealand’s Place In the World

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  • Mon 25 Aug ’14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm


University of Auckland Grafton Campus, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Grafton


All Ages

AMRF Auditorium, Ground Floor
(Lecture Theatre 505-011, Building 505)
Main entrance, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences
Grafton Campus, University of Auckland

85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland City
(opposite Auckland Hospital & entrance to Domain)

This is a free public event so please arrive early with your registration ticket to guarantee access to the event.
To gain access to the room you must arrive at the entrance by 7:15PM. There is no guarantee that you will have access to the room if you arrive after this time.

World Science Week: New Zealand’s Place In the World

New Zealand occupies a unique place in the world of science despite the relatively small size of its population and economy. Through our international thought leadership in science and policy, and our science connections and initiatives we are emerging as an important player in the global context.Beyond our world-ranked scientists and discoveries we are leading the way in drawing attention to the place of science in government and trans-national decision-making, trade and diplomacy and driving initiatives to improve the health of our planet.

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, will explain why NZ can be seen as “the canary in the mine of international science” – an early indicator for emerging issues.
He will introduce Dr Harry Clark, director of a NZ led international initiative to reduce the 20% of world’s greenhouse gasses that come from agriculture and food production.

More about World Science Week:

More than 2,000 of the world’s top scientists and researchers will be in Auckland, New Zealand, for an interrelated series of international science summits from 25 August through to 3 September 2014. These meetings are taking place in New Zealand for the first time.

The international science meetings include:

The 31st triennial General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Established in 1931 and based in Paris, ICSU represents more than 121 national science academies and 31 scientific unions.

The 6th biennial Open Science Conference of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an interdisciplinary committee of the International Council for Science. With more than 1500 attendees, it is by far the largest international gathering of Antarctic scientists.

World Science Week New Zealand is a series of free public lecture events featuring many of these scientists, which runs concurrently with the international meetings. Some of the world’s foremost experts will share their views and insights on the critical science debates of today.

World Science Week New Zealand is supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

The public has a rare opportunity to hear directly from some of the world’s pre-eminent scientists during a series of public presentations in Auckland for World Science Week New Zealand.

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