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Distinguished educators, scientists to address Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World conference
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15 June 2013
On 4 July—Day 1 of the Third Annual Conference of the Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World—leading educators and scientists will address the conference on the day's theme: Expanding universal understanding and understanding our expanding universe:
∙ Director, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, University of Cape Town
Carole Bloch, PhD
'The Nal'ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign: Towards
creating appropriate learning conditions for all children'
∙ Founder and Director of Nal'ibali National Reading-For-Enjoyment Initiative promoting literacy through reading clubs across South Africa
∙ PhD on children's literacy in African multilingual settings, Carl Ozietsky University, Oldenburg, Germany (magna cum laude), 2006
∙ Editorial Board, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
∙ Advisor, two-year research project 'Interdisciplinary Perspectives on African Language Materials for Children', based at National Centre for Language and Literacy (NCLL), Reading University, UK
∙ Widely published in both academic and popular media.
∙ Associate Professor in Quality Management at University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Yvonne Lagrosen, PhD
'Performance and brain functioning: A comparison
between Swedish and American students'
∙ PhD from Chalmers University, Sweden
∙ Has collaborated with many others, including Dr Fred Travis of Maharishi University of Management, on brain studies
∙ Published author.
∙ Dean of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Management, Maharishi University of Management, USA
Jane Schmidt-Wilk, PhD
'How Consciousness-Based Education Fulfils
the Goals of Management Education'
∙ Director of the Center for Management Research at Maharishi University of Management
∙ Former editor of the Journal of Management Education
∙ Her publications explore the role of development of consciousness in business and management education.
∙ Senior Lecturer at the Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, working on string theory and cosmology
Amanda Weltman, PhD
'Shedding Light on Our Dark Universe'
∙ PhD from Columbia University, USA
∙ National Women in Science award (2009)
∙ Elected into the South African Young Academy of Science (2012)
∙ Recipient of the President's Award from the National Research Foundation of South Africa (2012)
∙ Widely published and frequently cited.
The conference will be held at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Vlodrop, the Netherlands, 4-6 July.
See related articles:
∙ Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World: 3rd Annual Conference - MERU, Netherlands, 4-6 July
∙ 3rd Annual Conference - Alliance of Women Scientists and Scholars for a Better World: Papers invited
For more information about the conference, click here.
Global Good News will feature more about speakers who will address the conference on 5 and 6 July.
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