31 episodes

ISC Presents is a podcast by the International Science Council. Our short episodes provide listeners with a melting pot of insightful discussions and thought provoking debates through the voices of guests and experts of the international scientific community. We discuss the challenges, stories, and celebrations of science while seeking to encourage international action on concerns to both science, and society. We look forward to listening with you.

ISC Presents International Science Council

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ISC Presents is a podcast by the International Science Council. Our short episodes provide listeners with a melting pot of insightful discussions and thought provoking debates through the voices of guests and experts of the international scientific community. We discuss the challenges, stories, and celebrations of science while seeking to encourage international action on concerns to both science, and society. We look forward to listening with you.

    Why does diversity in science matter?

    Why does diversity in science matter?

    In the first episode of the Diversity in Science podcast series - produced in partnership with Nature - Marnie Chesterton interviews ISC CEO Heide Hackmann, and Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, Anthony Bogues, on why diversity is so important for science – and what the ISC is doing to combat systemic discrimination and broaden inclusion.

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    This series will highlight all aspects of diversity in science – asking why diversity matters, why diversity makes for better science, how to integrate diverse voices and different perspectives in research, and how to promote inclusion of less well represented or marginalized groups in science settings, including women, people of colour, LGBTQI people, people with disabilities, and people who take a non-traditional route into science.​
    It will ask what practical steps can be put in place to improve diversity in science workplaces and ways of working, and how organizations such as the ISC can be ‘better allies for better science’.​

    Learn more: https://council.science/podcast/nature-working-scientists/

    • 14 min
    How can diversity create better science?

    How can diversity create better science?

    In the second episode of the Diversity in Science podcast series - produced in partnership with Nature - we look at how including multiple perspectives can create better science.

    Jayati Ghosh argues that a lack of diversity in economics has made the discipline less able to actually understand the economy.

    Dan Inkoom discusses how so-called “ordinary people” in Ghana have much to contribute to his field of urban planning.

    And Simone Athayde explains how working with indigenous communities in the Amazon helped researchers to discover new things.

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    This series will highlight all aspects of diversity in science – asking why diversity matters, why diversity makes for better science, how to integrate diverse voices and different perspectives in research, and how to promote inclusion of less well represented or marginalized groups in science settings, including women, people of colour, LGBTQI people, people with disabilities, and people who take a non-traditional route into science.​
    It will ask what practical steps can be put in place to improve diversity in science workplaces and ways of working, and how organizations such as the ISC can be ‘better allies for better science’.​

    Learn more: https://council.science/podcast/nature-working-scientists/

    • 14 min
    Better allies, better science

    Better allies, better science

    In the third episode of the Diversity in Science podcast series - produced in partnership with Nature - we look at the role of allies in science workplaces and spaces of power for making science more inclusive of diverse perspectives.

    Ineke Sluiter talks about successful interventions to increase the number of women members at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she is President.

    ISC Patron and former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, shares how she worked with other women leaders to help give a voice to marginalized women on the frontlines of climate change.

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    This series will highlight all aspects of diversity in science – asking why diversity matters, why diversity makes for better science, how to integrate diverse voices and different perspectives in research, and how to promote inclusion of less well represented or marginalized groups in science settings, including women, people of colour, LGBTQI people, people with disabilities, and people who take a non-traditional route into science.​
    It will ask what practical steps can be put in place to improve diversity in science workplaces and ways of working, and how organizations such as the ISC can be ‘better allies for better science’.​

    Learn more: https://council.science/podcast/nature-working-scientists/

    • 11 min
    Gender, sexuality and representation in science

    Gender, sexuality and representation in science

    In the fourth episode of the Diversity in Science podcast series - produced in partnership with Nature - we explore representation and visibility in science workplaces, networks, and spaces for international collaboration. We hear how important it is to be able to express the whole of your identity in a safe and welcoming environment, where you can see allies and other people who are like you.

    Marine biogeographer Huw Griffiths talks about initiatives for LGBTQIA+ scientists in polar research, and chemical engineer Abhijit Majumder, who’s part of the Global Young Academy, discusses the role of science organizations in fostering welcoming spaces, including through explicit statements of support.

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    This series will highlight all aspects of diversity in science – asking why diversity matters, why diversity makes for better science, how to integrate diverse voices and different perspectives in research, and how to promote inclusion of less well represented or marginalized groups in science settings, including women, people of colour, LGBTQI people, people with disabilities, and people who take a non-traditional route into science.​
    It will ask what practical steps can be put in place to improve diversity in science workplaces and ways of working, and how organizations such as the ISC can be ‘better allies for better science’.​

    Learn more: https://council.science/podcast/nature-working-scientists/

    • 12 min
    Democratizing knowledge and access to tools for sustainable development

    Democratizing knowledge and access to tools for sustainable development

    In the fifth episode of the Diversity in Science podcast series - produced in partnership with Nature - we look at democratizing knowledge and tools for a more sustainable future, one that leaves no-one behind.

    Injairu Kulundu-Bolus, who is part of the Transformations to Sustainability programme community, talks about her work in decolonial youth futures, the ability of music to connect us, and the power of allowing young people to lead.

    And Hayden Dahmm discusses the use of data to inform sustainable development, as well as the importance of learning from the perspectives of communities.

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    This series will highlight all aspects of diversity in science – asking why diversity matters, why diversity makes for better science, how to integrate diverse voices and different perspectives in research, and how to promote inclusion of less well represented or marginalized groups in science settings, including women, people of colour, LGBTQI people, people with disabilities, and people who take a non-traditional route into science.​
    It will ask what practical steps can be put in place to improve diversity in science workplaces and ways of working, and how organizations such as the ISC can be ‘better allies for better science’.​

    Learn more: https://council.science/podcast/nature-working-scientists/

    • 15 min
    Combating racism in science systems

    Combating racism in science systems

    In the sixth episode of the Diversity in Science podcast series - produced in partnership with Nature - we look at addressing systemic racism in science and science systems.

    Shirley Malcom and Adam Habib reflect on their long experience of working to tackle racism in higher education, exploring what works and what still needs to change, and Brittany Kamai shares her perspective on what we can all do to contribute to systemic change.

    Finally, ISC President Daya Reddy shares information on the ISC’s ongoing work on combating systemic racism and other forms of discrimination. 

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    This series will highlight all aspects of diversity in science – asking why diversity matters, why diversity makes for better science, how to integrate diverse voices and different perspectives in research, and how to promote inclusion of less well represented or marginalized groups in science settings, including women, people of colour, LGBTQI people, people with disabilities, and people who take a non-traditional route into science.​
    It will ask what practical steps can be put in place to improve diversity in science workplaces and ways of working, and how organizations such as the ISC can be ‘better allies for better science’.​

    Learn more: https://council.science/podcast/nature-working-scientists/

    • 19 min

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