The AIIA ACT Branch is excited to host Ms Anna-Maria Arabia, the Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science who will address the topic of Australia's Role in International Science Cooperation. Ms Arabia will discuss the establishment of the International Science Council Regional Focal Point for Asia and the Pacific and the role the Australian Academy of Science will play in hosting the Regional Focal point for the next five years. She will discuss the Asia-Pacific Regional Focus Point's functions and ambitions as well as the ways in which global science systems are evolving (or need to evolve) to enable solutions for sustainability.
Please join us from 5:30pm to enjoy complimentary pre-presentation drinks and nibbles!
This is a hybrid event and will be livestreamed to registered participants on-line.
Anna-Maria has over 20 years’ experience in the science sector and is currently leading the Australian Academy of Science, an independent not for profit organisation that provides authoritative and influential scientific advice, represents Australia on key international scientific bodies, builds public awareness and understanding of science, and champions and supports excellence in Australian science.
In this role Anna-Maria has led significant reform in global science engagement, in science policy matters, and in improving diversity and inclusion in science.
Starting her career as a neuroscientist, Anna-Maria undertook medical research in Australia and abroad, before applying her skills to policy development both in the Australian public service and in politics where she has provided policy advice across many social and economic portfolios.
She has held several senior executive positions in the science sector as CEO of Science and Technology Australia and Deputy Director at Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre. In these roles, Anna-Maria has worked extensively with parliamentarians, the business and community sectors, and the media.
She is a strategic advocate for science, social justice, and diversity and inclusion.
The online and in-person audience are invited to ask questions for our guest speaker.
AIIA National Convention Centre, in Stephen House
Thesiger Court 32
Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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