Académie des Sciences du Liban (ASL) – Lebanese Academy of Sciences
A new Lebanese Academy entitled “Académie des Sciences du Liban” will be established in Lebanon.
The foundation of the ASL was shepherded by the French Academy of Sciences, which also hosted the first meeting of the ASL in Paris on June 27, 2008. The first meeting of the ASL’s Executive Committee was held in Beyrouth, Lebanon on October 29-31, 2008.
A group of well-respected Lebanese-American scientists who founded the Lebanese Academy for Sciences at Princeton University in the U.S. have called for furthering the study of the natural world in Lebanon.
Lebanon “can sit on the thrown of the scientific revival in the Middle East,” members of the academy announced on Monday night.
The president of the academy, Dr. Edgar Choueiri, often called “the Einstein of Lebanon,” worked in consultation with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and the French head-of-state Nicolas Sarkozy to establish a branch of this academy in Lebanon.
The members of the ASL are prominent Lebanese scientists working inside and outside of Lebanon, as well as distinguished foreign scientists, including some who are of Lebanese origin, or who can contribute to the growth of the sciences in Lebanon. All ASL academicians provide their services pro bono,i.e. voluntarily and without payment, as a public service.
The ASL has 13 Founding Members
Sir Michael Atiyah
Georges Bahr (Home Secretary)
Edgar Choueiri (President)
June Nasrallah (Vice-President)
Hussein Zbib (Treasurer)
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