U.S. Scientists to Meet on Peaceful Development of Middle East

Nearly 500 leading scientists, engineers and technicians from all parts of the United States will meet in New York in October for intensive discussions designed to strengthen the peaceful development of the Middle East, it was announced today by David Rose, president of the American Technion Society.

The American Technion Society, composed of more than 14,000 scientists, engineers and industrialists throughout the United States, supports the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. The Society is sponsoring the “Conference on Science and Technology for the Peaceful Development of Israel and the Middle East” which will open on October 11th at the Hotel Statler in New York.

Benjamin Cooper, noted industrial management authority, who is serving as Conference chairman, said that the Conference will be devoted to four principal areas of study. These are: 1. The Development of Energy Sources; 2. The Conservation of Soil and Water; 3. Planning for Industrial Development; 4. Planning for Social Development.

Among the outstanding scientists and experts in their respective fields who will address the Conference sessions will be: Dr. Philip Sporn, president of the American Electric Power Service Corporation, and a recognized expert in the peaceful uses of atomic energy; Dr. Joseph Weil, dean of the College of Engineering, University of Florida; Dr. Walter C. Lowdermilk, world-renowned authority on soil conservation and problems of erosion; Dr. Ernest Weissmann, of the Housing, Building and Planning Division of the United Nations, and others.

The Conference hopes to formulate a series of concrete recommendations for the use of all countries in the Middle East which will take advantage of recent technological and scientific discoveries, and which will “accelerate the peaceful growth of this ancient center of civilization.”

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