This is Epic: La Ciudad de las Ideas 2019

La Ciudad de las Idea–The City of Ideas–is now about to kick off its 12th year. The festival was the brilliant brainchild of Mexican intellectual, writer, playwright, economist, diplomat Andrés Roemer and Mexican media mogul Ricardo Salinas. La Ciudad also called ‘festival of great minds’ takes place annually in the gorgeous colonial town of Puebla, … More This is Epic: La Ciudad de las Ideas 2019

Street in Israel named after Andrès Roemer

Mexican intellectual, writer, friend to the Amir D. Aczel Foundation, diplomat Andrès Roemer now has a street in Ramat Gan, Israel, named after him. According to the city’s mayor Shama-Hacohen, the renaming of the street was in recognition of his ‘contributions to the state of Israel.’ Roemer holds a special place in our hearts. Last … More Street in Israel named after Andrès Roemer

Amir D. Aczel Foundation Prize Awarded to Andrés Roemer in Ceremony at Harvard Club of San Francisco

The Amir D. Aczel Foundation Prize was awarded to Dr. Andrés Roemer, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Social Change and the Free Flow of Knowledge, during a celebration at the Harvard Club of San Francisco on May 6. The Prize is awarded annually to recognize significant contributions to global conversations in science, mathematics, economics, arts and culture, … More Amir D. Aczel Foundation Prize Awarded to Andrés Roemer in Ceremony at Harvard Club of San Francisco

Zero our hero: a math conference in Cambodia with the goal of zero waste

The Amir D. Aczel Foundation, in collaboration with the math department of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), and the Cambodian Ministry of Education, held a successful international symposium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 19-20, 2019, on the role of the numeral zero in mathematics. Six hundred first year math students, faculty, and visitors and … More Zero our hero: a math conference in Cambodia with the goal of zero waste

Preserving Legends to Protect the Environment

Preserving Legends to Protect the Environment  By MIRIAM ACZEL The Mekong River, one of the longest river systems in Asia—and twelfth longest in the world–flows through six countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. The Mekong Basin is particularly rich in biodiversity, and provides both crucial habitat for plant and animal species as well as … More Preserving Legends to Protect the Environment

Cambodia’s Buddhist Monks Fight Against Deforestation

Cambodia’s Buddhist Monks Fight Against Deforestation By DEBRA ACZEL and MIRIAM ACZEL Deforestation is a major environmental threat in Cambodia According to a study published last year in Science Advances, Cambodia has some of the world’s highest rates of deforestation. For example, according to a World Bank report, in 1990 over 73% of the country’s land area … More Cambodia’s Buddhist Monks Fight Against Deforestation