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Workshop Agenda
Science as a Gateway to Understanding

TEHRAN, IRAN


October 20, 2007


Opening Session


Words of Welcome

Mohammad Kazem Bojnordi

Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Iran


Where Does Science Go?

Honorable Mohammad Khatami

Former President of Iran


Scientists and Truth

Reza Davari Ardakani

Academy of Sciences of Iran


The Innovation Ecology

William Wulf

U.S. National Academy of Engineering



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A Workshop Agenda Science as a Gateway to Understanding TEHRAN, IRAN October 20, 2007 Opening Session Words of Welcome Mohammad Kazem Bojnordi Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Iran Where Does Science Go? Honorable Mohammad Khatami Former President of Iran Scientists and Truth Reza Davari Ardakani Academy of Sciences of Iran The Innovation Ecology William Wulf U.S. National Academy of Engineering 167

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168 SCIENCE AS A GATEWAY TO UNDERSTANDING Session 1 Chair—Yousef Sobouti Wisdom, the Best Gateway to Understanding Mostafa Mohagheh Damad Academy of Sciences of Iran InterAcademy Cooperation: An Approach to Understanding Abulhassan Vafai Sharif University of Technology, Iran Session 2 Chairs—Abulhassan Vafai and William Wulf Understanding Others, the Science Way Yousef Sobouti Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Science, Iran Loving and Sharing Science: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Etienne Guyon Ecole Normale Supérieure, France Successes in Building International Bridges through Science Norman Neureiter American Association for the Advancement of Science Session 3 Chairs—Abulhassan Vafai and William Wulf The Scientific Work of Abu Reyhan Biruni as the Mirror of the World’s Science Hassan Tajbakhsh Tehran University Bridge for Mutual Understanding Akio Matsumoto Chuo University, Japan

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WORKSHOP AGENDA 169 October 21, 2007 Session 4 Chair— Mehdi Bahadori The Universality of Science: Examples from History Hossein Masoumi Hamedani Sharif University of Technology, Iran The Role of International Scientific Organizations Michael Clegg U.S. National Academy of Sciences Science and Culture Bernard Maitte Lille University of Science and Technology, France Session 5 Chair— Mehdi Bahadori A Half Century of Successes and Problems in U.S.-Iranian Cooperation in Science, Engineering, and Medicine Glenn Schweitzer U.S. National Academy of Sciences Opportunities for International Collaboration in Earthquake System Science Thomas Jordan University of Southern California

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170 SCIENCE AS A GATEWAY TO UNDERSTANDING Session 6 Chairs—Mostafa Mohagheh Damad and Norman Neureiter Science, Technology, and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy: Prospects for Cooperation Ousmane Kane African Regional Center of Technology, Senegal Global Energy Challenges William Colglazier U.S. National Academy of Sciences Working with People with Different Cultures and Backgrounds Ferenc Szidarovszky University of Arizona Session 7 Open Forum Yousef Sobouti Closing Remarks Norman Neureiter