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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:

Dr Carole Bloch, PhD
Carole Bloch, PhD

'The Nal'ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign: Towards
creating appropriate learning conditions for all children'

∙ Director, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, University of Cape Town
∙ Founder and Director of Nal'ibali National┬áReading-For-Enjoyment Initiative┬ápromoting 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.

Dr Yvonne Lagrosen, PhD
Yvonne Lagrosen, PhD

'Performance and brain functioning: A comparison
between Swedish and American students'

∙ Associate Professor in Quality Management at University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
∙ PhD from Chalmers University, Sweden
∙ Has┬ácollaborated with many others, including Dr Fred Travis of Maharishi University of Management, on brain studies
∙ Published author.

Dr Jane Schmidt-Wilk, PhD
Jane Schmidt-Wilk, PhD

'How Consciousness-Based Education Fulfils
the Goals of Management Education'

∙ Dean of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Management, Maharishi University of Management, USA
∙ 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.

r Amanda Weltman, PhD
Amanda Weltman, PhD

'Shedding Light on Our Dark Universe'

∙ 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
∙ 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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