FAPESP begins its 60th anniversary with a series of conferences on science and society – 06/22/2021 – Science

FAPESP (Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo) will end its 60th anniversary on May 23, 2022, and the celebrations on that date will begin this year.

This Wednesday (23) at 10 a.m., the first virtual conference in a series of 18 lectures on science, technology and their consequences in society and politics will be broadcast. Former Foreign Minister Celso Lafer will hold a conference on science and diplomacy to open the program.

“In the last decade in particular, science-related questions have gained a great deal of weight in international relations. Just look at the case of Brazil; All conflicts over the Amazon, climate change and the preservation of biodiversity also have an increasingly important impact on trade relations in international relations, “says Marco Antonio Zago, President of FAPESP.

The event can be followed free of charge on the Agência FAPESP channel on YouTube (youtube.com/user/fapespagencia).

On July 21st at 10 a.m. the scientists Paulo Artaxo (USP), Carlos Joly (Unicamp) and Mercedes Bustamante (UNB) will speak about environmental sciences and biodiversity. In August (August 18, 10 a.m.) the discussion on violent societies will take place, mediated by Angela Alonso, columnist and professor von Folha at the USP, with the participation of the Italian researcher Donatella della Porta (Superior Normal School of Pisa) from Sérgio Adorno (USP) and Michel Misse (UFRJ).

“Every month we will have outstanding researchers from important fields of knowledge to discuss current topics that serve everyone, not just scientists,” says Zago. The full conference schedule is not yet available.

A website will be launched on July 23 that will centralize all commemorative actions, including the publication of a book on the institution’s 60th anniversary. A new digital edition of the work will appear free of charge every month from July until May 23, 2022, when the book will appear in full print.

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