Professor Praeger to champion global freedom and responsibility in science

August 30, 2019
Professor Cheryl Praeger will work closely with international colleagues as a member of the Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science.

Professor Cheryl Praeger, the Academy’s Past Foreign Secretary, has been appointed as a member of the International Science Council’s Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science.

Professor Praeger brings to the role many years of experience at international organisations such as the InterAcademy Partnership for Science, the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia and the International Mathematical Union. With a ‘passionate interest in promoting the freedom for scientists to carry out their scientific work as well as promoting responsible scientific conduct,’ Professor Praeger will work closely with international colleagues as a member of the committee.

The committee is responsible for championing freedom and responsibility in science through the Principle of Universality of Science. This includes monitoring issues of scientists’ human rights, championing freedom of movement, association and expression for scientists, access to scientific data and information, and strengthening science in developing countries. The committee secretariat operates out of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and is chaired by ISC President, Professor Daya Reddy (South Africa).

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