Building Structural Equity and Inclusion in Open Scholarship – STI Forum side event

6 May | 7:30 EST | 13:30 CEST

Strengthening the relationship between science, policy, and wider society, known as the science-policy-society interface, has proven essential for resolving global challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. As we slowly recover from COVID-19 and start preparing for future crises, this interface remains a catalyst for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and for meeting the commitments of the Paris
Agreement on climate change.

The speakers at this roundtable side event to the 7th annual Science, Technology, and Innovation Forum will explore the ways in which values like power, greed, exploitation, profit, and expansion result in educational, climate change, racial/class/global inequalities, and systemic oppression that excludes historically marginalized groups.

Their discussion will focus on how open and equitable access to (scientific) knowledge can become a standing item in our society’s innovation agenda, and how it can strengthen the science-policy-society interface through the promotion of open dialogue and engagement among diverse social actors.

*To register for the STI Forum, create a free account on Whova. Click ‘May 6’ under the Agenda tab on the left, then select the event.

Panelists include:

  • Anindita Bhadra, Associate Dean of International Relations and Outreach Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India and Immediate Past Co-Chair, Global Young Academy
  • Luke Drury, Emeritus Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
  • Heather Joseph, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, Science Journals, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Rakeshnie Ramoutar-Prieschl, Head: Research Capacity Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa

The session will be moderated by Thanos Giannakopoulos, Chief Librarian, the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library.

Read the Concept Note

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