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Making Science Communication Inclusive: A Virtual Fireside Chat with Our Science Editor Ankur Paliwal

Let's light the fire of inclusivity, spark conversations that matter, and shape the future of science communication together.

Event Ended

1 Hour

Event start date

15 09 2023

What you’ll get

Inclusive science communication

Time & Location

15 Sep 2023, 4:00 pm - 15 Sep 2023, 5:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

About The Event


We’re empowering Diversity in STEM through Inclusive Science Communication!


This September, we’ve invited our very own Senior Editor of Asian Scientist Magazine, Mr. Ankur Paliwal, to join Dr. Juliana Chan in the hot seat.


As a seasoned science journalist and active advocate for DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), Ankur will share his valuable insights and experience on making science communication inclusive.


And we’re inviting you to join the conversation and share your thoughts on what it means to be an inclusive and diverse STEM community.



— Why You Should Join Us —


1) Diversity is not just a feel-good concept but a crucial driver of innovation in the world of STEM. Let’s unlock the power of diversity and discuss how different perspectives lead to groundbreaking discoveries.


2) Inclusive science communication is crucial. Let’s explore strategies on communicating science in a manner that resonates with everyone, regardless of their background.


3) Fostering an Inclusive Community is a priority. How do we foster a diverse and inclusive scientific community where every voice is heard and valued?



Let’s light the fire of inclusivity, spark conversations that matter, and shape the future of science communication together. See you at the virtual fireside chat!


Admission is complimentary. Simply register here to join the fireside chat.



| About the Speaker |


Ankur Paliwal is an award-winning independent journalist who specializes in covering science and LGBTQ+ communities.


He is the senior editor at Wildtype Media Group where he manages Asian Scientist Magazine and a senior producer with CNN International where he is editing a soon-to-be-launched story series on non-binary people in the Global South.


Ankur is also the founder and managing editor of queerbeat media, a new collaborative journalism venture focused on accurately covering LGBTQ+ people in India.


In his thirteen years of journalism career so far, Ankur has reported several stories focusing on science and inequity from India, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Germany and the United States for publications such as Nature, Scientific American and the Guardian.


He was a fellow at the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at The City University of New York in 2021. Ankur has a master’s degree in Science Journalism from Columbia University in New York. He lives in New Delhi with his Dog, Terry.



This program is proudly brought to you by the EcosySTEM, a community of STEM professionals in Asia.