Hussam Mahmoud to represent NASEM at two international events

Hussam MahmoudProfessor Hussam Mahmoud will represent the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine at two international meetings in November. Mahmoud is among the planners of the Triennial Conference of the InterAcademy Partnership and the Worldwide Meeting of the Young Academies, a hybrid conference Nov. 1-3 at Biosphere 2 in Arizona. He also is one of four NASEM delegates who will attend the Royal Society of Canada’s G7 Research Summit on One Health in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 21-23.

Because of Mahmoud’s work on climate and its impact on health, education and communities, he was chosen as one of four experts to draft the scope for the IAP conference. Mahmoud will deliver opening remarks, along with the presidents of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada, and the former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson. He also will moderate a session on science advice by Young Academies on critical issues.

The conference’s theme is “Inclusive Excellence: Harnessing knowledge for sustainable societies.” Agenda and registration information can be found here.

Mahmoud is one of 22 members of the National Academies’ New Voices in Science, Engineering and Medicine, an initiative to bring diverse perspectives from early-career U.S. leaders to important dialogs around how science, engineering and medicine are shaping the global future. The members are rising stars in their fields and were selected through a competitive review process out of nearly 300 applicants.