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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

What's New in INES 15. September, 2010

CONTENTS

NEWS

The Nuclear Deals Undermine Indian Science
Long term Nuclear Deals completed September 3rd will adversely affect life and liberty of next generations.
By Dhirendra Sharma

German Charitable Foundation to support INES starts its work on 21.9.2010

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 30th Anniversary of The Right Livelihood Award and Youth Future Project: Youth Conference, 14.-19. September 2010, Bonn/Germany
  • INES-KriWi-IALANA event with Subrata Ghoshroy (MIT), Berlin  21.09.2010
  • IPB Conference: A Climate for Peace, 23.-26. September 2010, Oslo/Norway
  • International day of action: No to war in Afghanistan, 7. October 2010
  • Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety: Symposium on the latest scientific findings, policy responses and public participation,
    7.- 9. October 2010, Nagoya/Japan
  • Preparing for Social Responsibility: Teaching ethics, peace and sustainability to students in science and engineering, 13.-15. October, Delft/Netherlands
  • Signs of Change, 15. -16. November 2010, New Zealand
  • No to war – No to NATO: Action conference 14.-17. October, NATO Counter Summit 19.-21. October 2010, Lisbon/Portugal
  • COP16, 29. November  - 10. December 2010, Cancun/Mexico

PUBLICATIONS BY INES MEMBERS

September Newsletter of the Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR), New Zealand.



NEWS

3. September 2010

The Nuclear Deals Undermine Indian Science
Long term Nuclear Deals completed today will adversely affect life and liberty of next generations.
By Dhirendra Sharma

“There is no issue more urgent than the democratic control of nuclear power which was born in secrecy for destruction purposes,” said Mr. Tony Benn, Former British Energy Minister (1974-79).
It is for the constitutional probity, therefore, to be strictly operate to see that nuclear business does not violate the rights and liberty of future generations. The Indian government now announced its long-term nuclear commitment to generate 40,000 megawatts by 2030. The Prime Minister describes the Nuclear Deal as an attractive offer to help India meet its high-energy demands. But the Government, in formulating the Nuclear Deals, had not conducted interdepartmental discussions with the concerned ministries - Energy, Planning, Finance, Environment, and the Department of Science & Technology.

Read on here: www.inesglobal.com/nuclear-deals-undermine-indian-science.phtml


The German Charitable Foundation to support INES "Unterstützung internationaler Kommunikation kritischer Wissenschaftlerlnnen und lngenieurlnnen e.V. (KriWi)" has set up a website and starts its work in collaboration with INES and IALANA on September 21st with Subrata Ghoshroy in Berlin.
For more information please visit www.kriwi.org/kampagnen-projekte.phtml


UPCOMING EVENTS

Youth Future Project: Youth Conference
14.-19. September 2010

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of The Right Livelihood Award the Youth Future Project organises a Youth Conference (in German) that gives 100 young people the opportunity to work and discuss with over 100 Laureates.
The new INES Youth and Student Project Coordinator Fatih Oezcan will participate and represent INES.
www.rightlivelihood.org/jugendkonferenz.html


30th Anniversary of The Right Livelihood Award
14.-19. September 2010, Bonn/Germany
www.rightlivelihood.org/1744.html


INES-KriWi-IALANA event with Subrata Ghoshroy of MIT
Berlin  21. September 2010 (in German)
See program flyer: www.inesglobal.com/download.php


IPB Conference: A Climate for Peace
23.-26. September 2010, Oslo/Norway
One hundred years ago, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Peace Bureau (IPB). With this decision the Norwegian Nobel Committee recognized the leading role of the IPB in the international movement for peace and disarmament.

Information on the IPB history, the conference and the program here: ipb100.org/


International day of action: No to war in Afghanistan
7. October 2010
The international anti-war-network “No to war in Afghanistan” is involved in the preparations of this event; it is closely connected to the "No to war – No to NATO"- network.

Further information can be obtained from the INES Program Director Reiner Braun: reinerbrauninesglobalcom


Advancing the Understanding of Biosafety: Symposium on the latest scientific findings, policy responses and public participation

7.- 9. October 2010, Nagoya/Japan
See program:www.inesglobal.com/download.php
More on all events and activies around COP10 here: www.inesglobal.com/events-2010.phtml#cpid600


”Preparing for Social Responsibility: Teaching ethics, peace and sustainability to students in science and engineering.
13.-15. October, Delft/Netherlands

Dear INES friends:

I would like to draw your attention to the international workshop Preparing for Social Responsibility in Delft that INES is co-organising.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss how science and engineering students can best be prepared to deal with the ambivalence of science and technology (i.e. fact that scientific knowledge and its technological applications can both enhance human well-being, as well as intentionally or unintentionally harm humans and humanity). In other words workshop participants will discuss how science and engineering students can be prepared for social responsibility.

The workshop will focus on how one can construct successful teaching activities that prepares science and engineering students for social responsibility. A number of examples of such successful teaching activities will be presented and analysed; and a number of workshops will be organised, were participants develop role plays, case studies, course or curriculum design or other teaching activities that aims at
preparing science and engineering students for social responsibility.

Keynote speakers will be

• Bengt Gustafsson, Professor theoretical astrophysics at Uppsala University and chair of the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) of the International Council for Science (ICSU)

Stephanie J. Bird, Ph.D., co-editor-in-chief of Science and Engineering Ethics and independent consultant and speaker on professional ethics, research ethics, engineering ethics, and neuroethics.

If you would like to participate in this international workshop you should send an email to Professor Henk Zandvoort (email:HZandvoorttudelftnl) where you motivate your desire to participate.
There is no registration fee, but participants will need to cover the costs of their travel, board and lodging.

The workshop proceedings will appear as a special issue of Science and Engineering Ethics.

More information on the workshop is available at
ethicsandtechnology.eu/socialresponsibility/

Thank you for your attention,
Tom Børsen; INES Council Member.


Signs of Change,
15. -16. November 2010  

National e-conference of Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR) showcasing the transition to sustainability from Christchurch/New Zealand with local live connections to venues in: Dunedin, Wellington, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Auckland.
See: www.signsofchange.org.nz/


No to war – No to NATO: Action conference 14.-17. October,
NATO Counter Summit 19.-21. October 2010.2010, Lisbon/Portugal
Please find the programs here: Action conference: www.inesglobal.com/download.php
Counter Summit: www.inesglobal.com/download.php


COP16
29.11. - 10. 12. 2010 Cancun/Mexico
The COP16 website is now working. For all information on locations access to the venues ans side events please visit:cc2010.mx/en/

Information for NGO's on registration, venues and side events:www.inesglobal.com/download.php

Overview schedule on the official program:www.inesglobal.com/download.php

Activities of INES and the UCCS (www.unionccs.net/) will be publishes as soon as possible.


PUBLICATIONS BY INES MEMBERS

The September Newsletter of the Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR), New Zealand is online here: www.inesglobal.com/download.php

Interesting is the national e-conference "Signs of Change"   showcasing transition to sustainability from 15-16 November 2010 in Christchurch with local live connections to venues in:Dunedin, Wellington, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Auckland. See: www.inesglobal.com/events-2010.phtml#cpid926                             

It also contains some infomation on developments in New Zealand and worldwide on Tidal Power and about a the book "Nuclear Proliferation and the Dilemma of Peace in the Twenty-First Century" co-edited by MPI Steering Committee member Professor David Ives. See: www.gsinstitute.org/gsi/newsletter/2010_08_06.html