International Scientific Congress
"SCIENCE AND HUMAN VALUES"

Russian State Social University
Center for Inquiry of Russian Humanist Society

PROGRAM
International Scientific Congress Science and Human Values

May 26-28, 2007

co-sponsored bу:
Center for Inquiry-Transnational
International Academy of Humanism
State University of New York
UNESCO (Moscow Office)

Program Committee
Co-chairs:
Vasilii Zhukov, Chancellor, Russian State Social University (Moscow),
Paul Kurtz, Chair, Center for Inquiry-Transnational (Amherst, New York)
Valerii Kuvakin, Chair, Center for Inquiry (Moscow)
Members:
Vitalii Ginsburg, Nobel Laureate, Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences
Edward Kruglyakov, Academician, Chair, Committee against Anti-Science of Russian Academy of Sciences
Garry Abelev, Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President, Russian Humanist Society
Vladimir Mironov, Professor, Provost, Moscow State University
Alexander Chumakov, Professor, First Vice-President of Russian Philosophical Society
Norm Allen, Center for Inquiry-Transnational (Amherst, New York)
Hugo Estrella, Center for Inquiry-Transnational (Amherst, New York)
David Koepsell, Center for Inquiry-Transnational (Amherst, New York)
Mona Abousenna, Secretary General, Averroes and Enlightenment Intl. Org., Cairo
Vern Bullough, University of California
Ioanna Kucuradi (Turkey), Ex-President, World Federation of Philosophical Societies Society
Ambassador Robert Gosende, Associate Vice Chancellor, State University of New York
Sergey Kapitsa, Professor, Editor-In-Chef, Scientific American (Russian Edition)
Barry Karr, Executive Director, Center for Inquiry-Transnational
Secretary:
Yurii Chorny, Ph.D., Scientific Secretary, Inst. for Scientific Information of Russian Academy of Sciences

Topic sessions:

  • Science as a Value Defense of Science against Anti-Science
  • Science and Free Inquiry
  • Ethical Issues in Science
  • Social Responsibility of Science

    GENERAL SCHEDULE

    Friday, May 25, 2007
    12:00-21:30 - registration

    Saturday, May 26, 2007
    9:00-10:30 - registration
    10:30-12:30 - Opening Plenary Session
    12:30-14:00 - Dinner Break
    14:00-16:00 - Concurrent Sessions
    16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break
    16:30-19:00 - Plenary Session (cont.)

    Sunday, May 27, 2006
    9:00-12:00 - Concurrent Sessions
    12:00-13:30 - Dinner Break
    13:30-16:00 -Plenary Session
    16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break
    16:30-19:00 - Plenary Session (cont.)

    Monday, Thursday, May 28 & 29, 2007
    Cultural Program for foreign and Russian guests in Moscow

    The Congress will be held at the recreation center Almaz (Diamont)
    near Ruza town, 60 kilometers from Moscow
    Departure by buses from Russian State Social University, Moscow


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