Organized by Aspen Institute Romania, under the aegis of the Global Aspen Initiative for Pure Science, the Aspen Dialogues series of webinars, and the Aspen “Skill Shift Towards a Future Good Society" Program.
In contrast with applied science, pure science refers to a type of research which may not be immediately utilized but nonetheless forms the basis of progress and development in different fields. Pure science often fuels the technological innovations of applied science and should be developed as a key precondition to research & development. In line with the objectives of the Global Aspen Initiative of the Pure Science, the goal of the webinar is to have a country-specific discussion centered on the status of, and opportunities for, “pure” (also called “basic” or “fundamental”) science research, in Romania and around the world.
• Aaron Mertz, Director, The Aspen Institute Science & Society Program
• Adrian Bot, M.D. Ph.D., Vice President and Global Head, Translational Medicine Kite, a Gilead Company
• Sorin Costreie, State Advisor for Education and Science, Cabinet of the Prime-Minister, Government of Romania; Professor of the philosophy of science and Vice-rector, University of Bucharest
• Mihnea Costoiu, Rector, Chairman of the Board, University Politehnica of Bucharest
Moderator: Roxana Voicu-Dorobanţu – Director, Aspen “Skill Shift Towards a Future Good Society" Program