UN Economic and Social Council – Young Women in Science

On Wednesday, March 27, you can follow live webcast of special event organised by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) called the Youth Forum.

The first session of this event will be on “Young Women in Science” where three young women scientists from CERN will take part in a panel discussion. This special collaboration with ECOSOC comes from CERN’s new observer status at the United Nations.

The event will start at 15:00 CERN time with Mr Ban Ki -moon’s opening address. The “Young Women in Science” session itself will start 15:25 and will last 70 minutes. There will be a 20-minute panel discussion where young women scientists will speak briefly, including three women from CERN to present recommendations coming from a larger study group.

The actual event will be in New York and attended by many high school and university students. CERN will participate via video connection with a simultaneous webcast at http://webtv.un.org/

Detailed program:

Date and time: Wednesday, March 27 from 15:00-16:35 CERN time
Webcast link: http://webtv.un.org/

15:00 – 15:15 Welcoming address by the President of the Economic and Social Council Opening address by Mr Ban Ki-moon, secretary-General of the United Nations

15:15 – 15:25 “Setting the stage” by Ms. Adora Svitak, author, teacher, speaker, activist and World Food Programme youth representative

15:25 – 16:35 Young Women in Science session Speakers:

  • Ms. Dana Bazzoun (Lebanese) 2012 UNESCO-L’Oréal Fellow, PhD student, American University of Beirut and Purdue University
  • Geneviève L’Espérance (Canadian), graduate student, McGill University, co-founder of GenINC
  • Barbara Millan Mejias, graduate student from CMS (Venezuelan)
  • Kate Pachal, graduate student from ATLAS (Canadian)
  • Sarah Seif El Nasr, CERN doctoral student (Egyptian/Canadian).