COMSTECH Webinar on Pandemic lessons for science communication
Mr. Ehsan Masood
Nature’s Editor for Editorials
2017/2018- Knight Science Journalism Fellow- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date and Time: 6th January 2021; 03:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time; 02:00 pm Gulf Standard Time: 10:00 am Greenwich Mean Time
Blurb: The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled science communication from a relatively niche field into a mainstream topic. Researchers in all countries are at the heart of providing their peers, the public and policymakers with reliable information on a virus and a disease that has killed more than 1.7 million people. Citizens scroll incessantly to receive updates on case numbers. Journals are working overtime to publish, and regulators have green-lighted vaccines in record time. Ehsan Masood, an editor with the journal Nature in London, reflects on a year that has been unlike any other in his 25-year career in science communication.
Target Audience: This webinar is open to academicians, scientists, and general public from all the member OIC states and beyond.
Profile of Speaker: Ehsan Masood is a science journalist. He is presently Nature’s Editor for Editorials and also has responsibility for the journal’s news coverage from Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of a a number of books including The Great Invention, a narrative history of how GDP became the world’s most influential economic indicator (Pegasus, 2016) and Science and Islam: A History (Second edition, Icon, 2017). He has also made documentaries on science and policy for BBC Radio 4 and was a 2017/2018 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Between 2007 and 2017 he taught science and innovation policy to students of science communication at Imperial College London.
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