Newly-formed International Science Council to provide a unified voice

July 06, 2018
International Science Council
International Science Council
The Academy delegation at the General Assembly (from left): Tayanah O’Donnell, Director Future Earth Australia; Professor Cheryl Praeger, former Foreign Secretary; Professor Elaine Sadler, Foreign Secretary; and Nancy Pritchard, Director International Programs. They are with Professor David Black, Academy Fellow and former Secretary-General of the International Council for Science.

The newly-formed International Science Council has met for the first time at its founding General Assembly in Paris.

A new board was elected at the meeting, with South African mathematician Daya Reddy announced as President and New Zealander Peter Gluckman as President-elect.

The International Science Council is a merger of the former International Council for Science and International Social Science Council. The Council is set to champion both the natural and social sciences, providing a unified voice to respond to the scientific and societal challenges of the future.

The Academy represented Australian science at the historic meeting, with a delegation consisting of the current and former Foreign Secretaries and the directors of International Programs and Future Earth Australia.

The Academy has represented Australia on the International Council for Science since 1954, and is looking forward to continuing as an active and valued member of the newly merged organisation.

© 2018 Australian Academy of Science

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