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ALLEA President Takes over as Chair of SAPEA

ALLEA President Antonio Loprieno became the new chair of the SAPEA Board. SAPEA is part of the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism and brings together outstanding expertise in engineering, humanities, medicine, natural and social sciences from over 100 academies, young academies and learned societies across Europe.

Discussing Academic Freedom with the President of Ireland and Noam Chomsky

ALLEA and Scholars at Risk organised the international virtual conference ‘Academic Freedom and Intellectual Dissent’ with US linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky and the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins as star speakers. The event focussed on the importance of intellectual dissent and academic freedom to democratic societies in a Western, particularly European, context.

Academic Freedom and Intellectual Dissent

This conference on 8 June will focus on the importance of intellectual dissent and academic freedom to democratic societies in a Western, particularly European, context. The speakers and the panel will discuss the scope and the limits of academic freedom in the context of political populism, neoliberalism and the exigencies of the post Covid social and educational landscape.

Registration for the Future of Science Communication Conference is open

Together with Wissenschaft im Dialog, we are happy to announce that registration for the Future of Science Communications Conference is now open! The event will take place online on 24 and 25 June 2021. The conference is free to attend and will offer interesting keynotes, panels, workshops and lightning talks featuring researchers and practitioners from various European and international institutions.

How to Integrate Ethics into the Design of Disruptive Technologies

TechEthos is an EU-funded project that seeks to create ethics guidelines to deal with new and emerging technologies with a high socio-economic impact. Eva Buchinger (Austrian Institute of Technology, AIT) is the lead coordinator of the project. In this interview, she presents the key concepts and milestones to be tackled by TechEthos, which started in January 2021 and will run until the end of 2023. 

Registration Open for Symposium ‘Across Boundaries in Sciences’

On the occasion of the 2021 ALLEA General Assembly, ALLEA and the Council of Finnish Academies are organising the scientific symposium ‘Across Boundaries in Sciences’ on 5 May. The online event is open to all upon registration and will consist of a full-day of thought-provoking discussions on today’s science boundaries with leading academics, policymakers, and civil society.