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Willie Rennie speaks to Young Academy and David Hume Institute - Penultimate in the series

 

'The fourth lecture in our series started off by Mr Rennie stating that we probably all agreed on the third part of his title. And that he would argue that the first two, although of course more controversial, were crucial to safeguard it.

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Royal Society of Edinburgh elects Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell as new President

The outstanding astrophysicist and prominent science communicator Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE, FRS, FRSE as the new President - elect of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The election follows a ballot of all RSE Fellows whichsaw an overwhelming response in favour of her nomination. She will succeed the current President, Sir John Arbuthnott MRIA, PRSE, in October.

For more information please see the press release on the RSE website. We at the Young Academy of Scotland would like to welcome the new president and wish her all the best in role at the RSE.

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Patrick Harvie MSP contiues Politicians and Profesisonals Seminar Series

'The Independence Referendum; and the Challenges and Opportunities for Creating a Sustainable Economy that Works for Everyone' - release from Green Party

The third ‘Politicians and the Professionals’ seminar saw Scottish Green Party leader, Patrick Harvie, speak of the opportunity independence could provide “to pursue a different economic model" which "prioritises equality and sustainability and supports small business and social enterprise".

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Open Data Event - 21st March at RSE

Open Data in Government, Innovation and Research

Electronic access to all kinds of data is possible in this 'information age'; including cancer patient DNA sequences, civil servant salaries, traffic accident reports, academic publications, or the contents of your inbox. Indeed, data sharing has the potential to touch every aspect of our lives, simultaneously raising concerns and offering huge benefits. For example, economic growth in the private sector is energised by access to public data. Where and how do openness and concealment meet? What makes large datasets a gold-mine or landfill? How can Open Data work for business? Who holds the keys to information about you?

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Inauguration of UN Secretary General's - Scientific Advisory Board

Berlin, 30 January 2014 – Two members of the Global Young Academy (GYA) – Co-Chair Prof Rees Kassen (Canada) as well as Dr Sherien Elagroudy (Egypt) – are invited to present a statement at the inauguration ceremony of the newly created Scientific Advisory Board of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The ceremony is taking place on 30 January 2014 in Berlin. The GYA members are among six young scientists to address the UN Secretary-General and the invited public at the event.

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon created a Scientific Advisory Board consisting of 26 internationally leading scientists with the task to advise the UN Secretary-General and the Executive Heads of UN organizations on strengthening the interface between science, policy and society – a goal shared with the Global Young Academy. The advisory board hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was officially announced by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in September 2013, and will convene for the first time on 30 and 31 January 2014 in Berlin on invitation of the German Federal Foreign Office.

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Dr Nasar Meer is a Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Citizenship at Strathclyde University. His research explores how different nation-states reconcile ideas of unity with ethnic and religious diversity, with a specific focus on both race equality and Muslim identities.

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