A group from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. will visit Moscow in September to discuss optoelectronic devices such as fiber optics and lasers with the A.S. Povov Society, a Soviet radio and electronics organization. Eight members from the New York-based IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, will meet with a delegation from its Soviet counterpart for the first time since 1984 in a series of workshops, tours, and discussions as part of a 10-day visit to learn about each organization’s latest advances. Emerson W. Pugh, president of IEEE, says, “The primary objective is to reinitiate discussions between members of IEEE and its colleagues in the Soviet Union,” adding that it’s also important that both sides gain equal value from the meeting. Pugh said the organization stopped meetings with the Soviets five years ago because it believed that it was “giving more than it was receiving.”


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