GenderInSITE co-chair, Dr Shirley Malcom, attended the inauguration of the International Science Council (ISC). The ISC is newly formed of an historic merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The ISC's vision emphasises the advancement of "science as a global public good", and the focus areas for the Council's work recognise the importance of "policy-for-science to promote developments that enable science to contribute more effectively to major issues in the international public domain".
Both ICSU and ISSC have been important partners with, and supporters of, GenderInSITE, with representatives from both previous organisations on the GIS Steering Committee. Indeed, gender remains a priority for ISC, who currently fund a project called “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” A vital component of this important study will emerge from the Global Survey of Scientists.
The event took place on the 3-5 July in Paris, and included keynotes from Craig Calhoun, Esther Duflo, Ismail Serageldin and Cédric Villani. Read more about the event on the new ISC website.