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Right To Science: then and now – book launch

On the 3rd of December from 4PM to 6 PM UK Time the book The Right to Science: Then and Now, edited by Helle Porsdam and Sebastian Porsdam Mann will be presented during an online Zoom event. To register you can send an email to

The book contains a chapter written by Professor Andrea Boggio and Professor Cesare Romano, members of the Science for Democracy Steering Committee. All chapters of the book “Right to Science: then and now” are available in open access

Find below the program of the presentation:

16:00 – 16:10 Welcome and introduction to gloknos research groups (Professor Inanna Hamati-Ataya, University of Cambridge)

16:10 – 16:20 Welcome and introduction to the right to science and to The Right to Science: Then and Now (Professor Helle Porsdam, University of Copenhagen)

16:20 – 16:30 Presentation of Yvonne Donders and Konstantinos Tararas,Chapter Seven, “Mainstreaming Science and Human Rights in UNESCO”(Professor Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam)

16:30 – 16:45 Response to Chapter Seven (Professor Inanna Hamati-Ataya, University of Cambridge)

16:45 – 16:55 Presentation of Sebastian Porsdam Mann, Yvonne Donders and Helle Porsdam, Chapter Thirteen, “The Right to Science in Practice: A Proposed Test in Four Stages” (Dr. Sebastian Porsdam Mann, University of Oxford)

16:55 – 17:10 Response to Chapter Thirteen (Dr. Rumiana Yotova, University of Cambridge)

17:10 – 17:20 Presentation of Stjepan Orešković’s and Sebastian Porsdam Mann, Chapter Ten, “Science in the times of SARS-CoV-19” (Professor Stjepan Orešković,  University of Zagreb)

17:20 – 17:35 Response to Chapter Ten (Professor Christos Lynteris, University of St. Andrews)

17:35 – 17:50 General Q & A

17:50 – 18:00 Thank you for today (Executive Director Christine Mitchell, Center for Bioethics, Harvard University)