Science in Japan Forum 2009

Agenda of the 14th
“Science in Japan” Forum

“Women in
Science”

 

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at
Cosmos Club

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Co-sponsored by National Science
Foundation (NSF),

National Institutes of Health (NIH),

US Department of Energy (DOE),

American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS)

 

 

8:30am Welcome address:
Prof. Motoyuki Ono

President,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Opening remarks: Dr.
Hirotaka Sugawara

Director,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Washington
Office

 

8:45am~10:15am Session
1: Social Science Studies of Women Scientists

Chair:
Prof. Ulf MellstrOm

Professor, Department of
Human Work Science,

Lulea University of
Technology, Sweden

 

Speakers:

Ms.
Stine Trentmoller
,

Academic Assistant,
Department of Learning, Arhus University,
Denmark

Prof.
Mary Frank Fox

Advance Professor,
School of Public Policy

Co-Director, Center
for Study of Women, Science &Technology, Georgia
Institute of Technology, USA

Dr.
Mitiko Go

the Former
President of Ochanomizu University,
Japan/

External Executive
Director, Research Organization of Information and
Systems, Japan

 

10:15am~10:45am Session 1 panel
members will answer questions from the audience

 

10:45am~11:00am Break

 

11:00am~12:30pm Session
2: Faculty leaders of gender equality projects in the
sciences

Chair:
Assoc. Prof. Sharon Traweek

Associate Professor,
Department of History,

University of California
at Los Angeles, USA

 

Speakers:

Prof.
Stacey Ristinmaa-Sorensen

Vice Dean,
Research, Science Faculty/

Director, Center
for Advanced Molecular Materials/

Professor,
Synchrotron Radiation Research
Department,

Lund University,
Sweden

Prof.
Geraldine Richmond

Richard M. and
Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, University
of Oregon, USA

Prof.
Sanae Ariga

Professor, Graduate
School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University,
Japan

 

12:30pm~2:00pm Lunch, hosted by
JSPS

 

2:00pm~2:30pm Session 2 panel members
will answer questions from the audience

 

2:30pm~4:00pm Session 3:
Government strategies for gender equality in the
sciences

Chair:
Dr. Judy Franz,

Executive Officer,
American Physical Society, USA

 

Speakers:

Dr.
Liisa Husu
,

Hanken School of
Economics, Finland/

Orebro University,
Sweden

Dr. Cora Marrett,

Acting Deputy
Director, National Science Foundation,
USA

Ms.
Kumiko Bando,

Director-General,
Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office,
Japan

 

4:00pm~4:30pm Session 3 panel
members will answer questions from audience

 

4:45pm~5:15pm Summary Comments
from Forum Organizing Committee Member



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