Analysis of the relations between Spanish civil society organizations and science

Researchers at UPF have analysed the relationship between civil society organizations and the Spanish science and technology system. The study has been published in Public Understanding of Science and conducted by Carolina Llorente and Gema Revuelta, at the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre (CCS-UPF), and Mar Carrió, of the Health Sciences Educational Research Group (GRECS).

In recent decades, various movements have emerged promoting the inclusion of society in the research process in order to build more socially relevant science. This new model of scientific production is becoming established in Europe and increasingly worldwide. “Often, social participation does not take place individually, but through civil society organizations, so our study, for the first time in Spain, explores the interactions between these organizations and science”, Carolina Llorente explains. “Understanding the perspectives of these organizations is useful for proposing effective tools to help strengthen relations between science and society”, she adds. The

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SCMP’s China Conference US Returns as a Two-Day Virtual Event to Discuss the Future of US-China Relations

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The South China Morning Post announced today the second annual China Conference: United States (CCUSA), a two-day virtual conference gathering leading China watchers, business leaders, government officials, and academics to discuss the future of US-China relations in the face of the lowest point for decades in relations between the two superpowers.

Held December 1-2 beginning at 8 AM EST, the sessions will address key issues impacting not only the US-China relationship but also the world at large. The conference will also examine the impact of the incoming Biden administration on US-China relations, diving into the diplomatic, technological, trade, and immigration implications of the new administration.

The program will address the future of a global economy potentially poised on the edge of decoupling, the wide-ranging impact of the nations’ diverging approaches to global governance, how the global supply chain will continue to

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Huawei hopes Biden brings a ‘reset’ to relations

Huawei hopes to “reset” relations with the United States under Joe Biden’s presidential administration, according to a senior executive at the telecom equipment and mobile phone giant. 

Paul Scanlan, chief technology officer at Huawei Carrier Business Group, told CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal that when there “is a change in government, there is always the opportunity to reset relationships. The unit of Huawei focuses on deploying 5G networks.

The Trump administration announced sanctions against China’s Huawei in August that effectively cut off the company from some technology it got from the United States. The measures added to a slew of actions the U.S. has taken in the past 15 months against Huawei, which it has accused of being a national security risk. Huawei refutes that allegation.

“Of, course under the previous administration, we had a lot of challenges,” Scanlan said in apparent reference to the Trump White House. Huawei has been “working

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MSL CEO on how public relations will compete against marketing firms

  • Publicis-owned MSL is pitching its technology as the reason it can compete with marketing and advertising agencies, which have historically provided better proof of performance.
  • The agency has acquired tools and services to prove its work had impact, monitor news and social media more efficiently, and retarget content.
  • MSL said it’s performing this kind of work for big-name clients like Invisalign, P&G, and Cadillac.
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The public relations agency has struggled to keep up with marketing and advertising firms, with sophisticated tech to show ads led people to take actions like buy a product. But top public relations agency MSL thinks it can beat them at their own game.

Since joining the Publicis-owned agency two years ago, CEO Diana Littman made some key hires like chief innovation officer Bryan Pedersen and increased its tech budget.

MSL cut its roster of software vendors and is

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