Barbara Lee Keyfitz

Barbara Lee Keyfitz is Professor of Mathematics at The Ohio State University. She has a PhD from New York University, and works in the analysis of partial differential equations. She is a Past-President of ICIAM, and Editor-in-Chief of ICIAM Dianoia.

Report on ICIAM Dianoia

The following report was delivered to the ICIAM Board at its annual meeting in October, 2021.

The Work of ISC's Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science

In September, I attended an online forum conducted by members of this ISC committee. What follows is a personal report on what I heard at the meeting.

A Funny Thing Happened

If you are reading this, you are most likely a subscriber to the ICIAM Dianoia newsletter. However, a strange thing happened over the past year and a half: thousands of subscribers were added to the mailing list. We assume this was caused by some mischievous hack, as most of the addresses were nonsense. To prevent an interminable delay in sending out notices (the server sends them out about 100 at a time, taking about an hour for each batch), our web consultant removed all addresses that were added after September 2, 2019.

The International Science Council and Transdisciplinarity

On April 12, I had the pleasure of listening to a public lecture by Sir Peter Gluckman, Director of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, University of Auckland, and President-elect of the International Science Council. This note is a brief report on the lecture.                   .

Proposal for an Editorial Board Committee

A planned proposal for the creation of an Editorial Board Committee. This will be presented to the ICIAM Board at its meeting in September. Comments from readers of ICIAM Dianoia are welcome.

Activities of the International Science Council

This is Part I of a two-part article on some of the activities of the ISC. A future article will discuss some ways that ICIAM members might become more involved with ISC activities.