MENAO, Mathematics in Emerging Nations: Achievements and Opportunities

COEX Convention & Exhibition Centre, Seoul, Korea,

South, 4th floor. Grand Conference Rooms 401
Find a link to the location here.

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014. 

Program                        

8:00-8:45

  • Registration

9:00-09:10

  • Introductions:

    Cheryl Praeger, IMU EC member, University of Western Australia (Australia)

    Marcelo Viana, IMU Vice-President; IMPA (Brazil)

    Hyungju Park, POSTECH, Chair ICM 2014, (Korea)

    Herb Clemens, University of Utah, CDC Secretary for Policy (USA)

    For the video please click here.

09:10-10:10 Invited Talks

  • Ngô Bao Châu, University of Chicago and Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, (Vietnam): The place of mathematics in a developing country: the case of Vietnam
    For the presentation please click here. For the video please click here.

  • Edward Lungu, University of Botswana, (Botswana): How mathematics shaped my life and career
    For the presentation please click here. For the video please click here.

10:10-10:30

Break and conversation

 

10:30 -11:15 Invited Talk

  • Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution of Stanford University, (USA): Relationship between mathematical skills and economic development
    For the presentation please click here. For the video please click here.

 

11:15-12:10 Achievements

  • KunMo Chung, Minister of Science and Technology (12th, 15th), The Republic of Korea (Former Minister): Mathematics, a fundamental pillar of Korean economic development 
    For the script please click here. For the video please click here.


    Further questions  contact information for the content:
    Dongsu Kim, dongsu.kim@kaist.edu

12:15-13:30

Lunch in room 307 & 308

 

13:30-14:00 Achievements

  • Rubí E. Rodríguez, Universidad de La Frontera (Chile), Chilean Mathematical Society: Mathematics in Chile, a half-century of steady development
    For the video please click here.

 

14:00-14:30 Achievements

  • Bernt Øksendal, University of Oslo (Norway): The role of Norway's programs in the development of mathematics in Southern Africa
    For the presentation please click here. For the video please click here.

 

14:30-14:45

Break and conversation

 

14:45-15:30

Union Pane, for the video please click here.

  • O. D. Makinde (African Mathematical Union)
    For the presentation please click here.
  • Edy Tri Baskoro (South East Asian Mathematical Union
    For the presentation please click here.
  • José Antonio Seade (UMALCA, Unión Matemática de América Latina y el Caribe)
  • Ragni Piene (CDC, MENAO Committee), Moderator

 

15:30-16:30 Parallel poster and conversation session (Rooms 402 and 403)

Contributions of international agencies, institutions and foundations

  • Poster and Conversation Session (for a list go here)

  • IMU in Developing Countries Report and Regional Reports: Africa, South East Asia and Latin America

 

16:30- 16:50

Break and conversation

 

Grand Conference Room 401

16:50- 17:05

  • Magalie Lebreton-Traoré, UNESCO, (France): Capacity building and innovation in mathematics in the developing world
    For the video please click here.

 

17:05-17:30 Opportunities, for the video please click here.

  • Polly Sy, University of the Philippines (Philippines): Short presentation of a four-part vision

    • Graduate Student Support

    • International mentoring

    • Volunteer lecturer program

    • Government, business, industry internships and research collaborations

 

17:30-18:15 Invited Talk

  • Sir Partha Dasgupta, Cambridge University, (Great Britain): The Place of Knowledge in Economic Development
    For the video please click here.

 

18:15-18:30 Wrapping up

  • Sir Partha Dasgupta, Cambridge University, (Great Britain)

 

18:30-18:40 Closing

  • Ingrid Daubechies, IMU President, Duke University (USA)

 

18:50-20:00

Reception (jointly at the ICM Welcome Reception)

 

For questions regarding the program of MENAO, please contact the Herb Clemens, member of the MENAO Sub-Committee and CDC Secretary for Policy via <clemens(at)math.utah.edu >.