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38th ARA Congress Program



click HERE to download the program in PDF                          


Program at a Glance:


Wednesday  July 23Welcome

Venue: Caltech Athenaeum - Al Fresco

6:30 pm -9pm

Registration - Welcome Cocktail


Thursday  July 24   Day 1 of Sessions

Venue: Caltech Dabney Lounge



9:00am Opening Session

Welcome address by Mr. Eugen Chivu - Consul General of Romania in Los Angeles

9:30 am: Keynotes

9:30 Basarab Nicolescu

10:20-10:40 Break

10:40 Gheorge Mateescu


11:20-12:40 Round Table - “Dialogue of Cultures”

Moderator Basarab -Nicolescu - see details on the page “Special Events”  


Afternoon: 12:40-2:00pm Lunch break and Tours of Jet Propulsion Laboratory or of Caltech

2:00pm  Exhibition of Art and Science

3:15pm Break

3:45pm Afternoon sessions


5:00pm Debate on reinstating the pre-1965 English spelling of “Roumania” or “Rumania”

6:00pm ARA General Assembly


Friday July 25   Day 2 of Sessions

Venue: Caltech Dabney Lounge


Morning Keynotes

9:30  Constantin Bulucea

10:20 Alexandru Balaban

11:10 Break

11:30 Petru Popescu


12:00-13:30 Lunch Break


13:30 Afternoon - Oral Presentations  Exhibition of Art and Science


6:30pm: Banquet: Caltech Athenaeum

till 10pm


Saturday, July 26, Invited Talks

Venue: Caltech Dabney Lounge


Invited Speakers - a Ted-styled event (see SATURDAY page)


Panel on Business and Entrepreneurship Moderator: Jacob Segal


Saturday afternoon/eve -Old Town Pasadena - walking tour and dinner


Sunday, July 27, Social Program


Visits to  Places of Interest in Greater Los Angeles (Candidates include various Los Angeles Museums such as the Getty, Norton Simon, Huntington, walking tour of Hollywood - Ave of the Stars)


Sunday, July 27 to Tuesday, July 29:  Trip to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon

Contact: Cristian Calugarita

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