Prominent scientists have long played important roles in civil society, as educators, conveners, advisors, spokesmen and champions of good causes, using their knowledge and training creatively to societal benefit. But prominence is hardly a prerequisite. Many others give back in visible and less visible ways, in domains as diverse as politics, government, diplomacy, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. In this lecture organised by the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Professor Robert Stoner, will reflect on the importance of scientists as citizens in contemporary society, and the part universities can play in ensuring that graduates are prepared to participate in creating global prosperity and peace.
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: 10-201, SBASSE Building, LUMS
Last Date to Register: January 26, 2020
Speaker Bio: Prof. Robert Stoner
Robert Stoner is the Deputy Director for Science and Technology of the MIT Energy Initiative, the founding director of the Tata Center for Technology and Design, and the co-Director of the MIT Electrical Power Systems Center. He is also a member of the MIT Energy Council, and the Science and Technology Committee of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. From 2007 through 2009 served as CEO of the Clinton-Hunter Development Initiative. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Brown University.
Registration: No registration fee, but prior registration is needed. You can register here.